The Edison men’s and women’s basketball teams play at Owens College tonight in OCCAC action.
Both teams are coming off a sweep of Southern State and Hocking over the weekend.
The Edison men, 10-4, defeated Southern State 81-61.
Christopher Landrum II had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, to go with three assists and two steals.
Hadith Tiggs had 13 points and six rebounds, while Dae’Shwn Jackson had 12 points, seven rebounds, dished out six assists and had two steals.
Dusty Poteet added 11 points and six rebounds.
Zach Ledbetter scored 11 points off the bench, while Nick Thompson grabbed eight rebounds.
Edison was 33 of 72 from the floor for 46 percent, including nine of 27 from behind the arc for 33 perent. The Chargers converted six of nine free throws for 67 percent.
Southern State was 21 of 63 from the floor, including eight of 24 from 3-point range, which both computed to 33 percent.
Southern made 11 of 21 free throws for 52 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 53-35 and had 13 turnovers to Southern’s 11.
Edison followed that with an 89-83 win over Hocking.
“ I knew it was going to be a tough game by seeing their scores of prior opponents,” Edison coach Rick Hickman said. “They are a very athletic and talented group of young men.”
The game was tied at 52 with 15 minutes to play, before Edison opened a lead.
When Hocking closed within three, Edison made seven of eight free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Jackson led all scores with 22 points. Tiggs and Landrum had 18 and 16 points respectively.
AJ Hickman added 11 points and Ledbetter scored 10.
Lady Chargers roll
The Edison women, 11-3, started the weekend with a 95-61 win over Southern State.
Sydney Miller scored 21 points, while Carly Buzzard had 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
Riley Culver did it all, with 15 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks, while Holley Frey grabbed seven rebounds.
Brooke Hickey scored 16 points off the bench, while Lauren Monnin scored 11.
Edison was 42 of 91 from the floor for 46 percent, including six of 21 from 3-point range for 29 percent. The Lady Chargers converted five of six free throws for 83 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 56-51 and had nine turnovers to Hocking’s 16.
On Saturday, Edison won 75-52 against Hocking.
Culver had another big game with 24 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocks, three assists and a steal.
Buzzrd added 13 points and seven rebounds, Frey grabbed six rebounds, Miller scored nine points and Jessie Crowell netted eight.
Edison was 29 of 60 from th efloor for 48 percent, including four of 10 on 3-pointers for 40 percent. Edison netted 13 of 20 free throws for 65 percent.
The Chargers won the battle of the boards 39-35 and had eight turnovers to Hocking’s 20.
Charger Country Friday
The Edison State Community College Alumni Association along with Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson invite all Edison State Alumni to attend the first Charger Country Alumni Night before and during Friday’s men’s home basketball game versus Wright State University-Lake Campus.
All Edison State Alumni who pre-register to attend the Charger Country Alumni Night will receive free admittance to the game, pre-game food and drink, and a gift. The Charger Country pre-game runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with the men’s game immediately following.
Reserve your ticket(s) for this event by pre-registering with the Edison State Alumni Association Office by calling 937-778-7806 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.