Charger teamsdrop road gamesin OCCAC action

Staff Reports

TOLEDO — The Edison State men’s and women’s basketball team dropped games with Owens Community College Wednesday.

The men, 10-5 0verall and 1-4 in the OCCAC, lost 83-74. The Chargers will host WSU-Celina tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Charger Country night.

Edison stunned Owens by jumping out to a 17-4 lead.

“We talk a lot about the attitude and passion in which we take the floor and I was extremely proud of the effort of our young men,” Edison coach Rick Hickman said.

Owens fought back little by little and had whittled the Edison lead to39-38 at halftime.

In the second half, the Chargers were able to extend their lead early by as much as eight points, but it was the deep 3-point shooting of 6-foot-5 Derrick Jamerson who went 6—for-8 from 28 to 30 feet away.

Down the stretch trailing by five, the Chargers hopes of an Owens missed free throw was squelched as the Express extended the final score to 83-74.

Hadith Tiggs had 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Dae’Shawn Jackson had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Dusty Poteet added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Edison was 30 of 67 from the floor for 45 percent, but just three of 24 from behind the arc for 13 percent, The Chargers made 11 of 15 free throws for 73 percent,

Owens was 31 of 63 from the floor for 49 percent, including 11 of 20 from behind the arc for 55 percent, The Xpress made 10 of 11 free throws for 91 percent,

Owens won the battle of the boards 39-33 and had 17 turnovers to Edison’s 13.

Lady Chargers fall

The Edison women, 11-4 overall and 3-2 in the OCCAC, ran into a buzzsaw in unbeaten Owens.

A bad second quarter put the Chargers in a big hole, but Edison outscored Owens in the fourth quarter 24-17.

Carly Buzzard had 13 points and six rebounds for Edison.

Jessie Crowell added 12 points.

Holly Frey and Brooke Hickey pulled down eight rebounds each, while Riley Culver had four steals.

Edison was 21 off 55 from the floor for 38 percent, but just three three of 14 on 3-pointers for 21 percent. The Chargers made 15 of 19 free throws for 79 percent.

Owens was 41 of 73 from the floor for 56 percent, including six of 17 from behind the arc for 35 percent. The Xpress made nine of 14 free throws for 64 percent.

Owens won the battle of the boards 37-34 and had 17 turnovers to Edison’s 31, outscoring the Chargers 41-15 on turnovers.


East wrestlers

pick up win

SPRINGFIELD — Leading the match only 10-9 halfway through, the Miami East wrestling team pulled away with some big wins and a series of forfeits for a 40-21 victory at Northwestern Wednesday.

Colton Kowalak (170) won a 13-4 decision and Brenden Dalton (285) pinned his opponent in 33 seconds to give the Vikings that 10-9 lead, then Kaleb Nickels (113) and Micah Davis (120) picked up forfeits to extend the lead. Graham Shore (126) scored pin in 1:38, Alex Isbrandt (138) picked up a forfeit and Travis Ferguson (152) stuck a pin in 5:20 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.

“Not bad, with only 10 guys in the lineup,” Miami East coach Mark Rose said. “We caught a bit of the flu bug that’s going around.”

Miami East is off until Jan. 25 for the first round of the OHSAA State Duals Tournament.

Scores to

air games will air the following high school basketball games:

Friday: Sidney boys at Fiarborn, 7:10 p.m.

Saturday: Minster girls at Ottoville, 2:10 p.m.; Russia boys at Minster, 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday: Fort Loramie boys at Fairlawn, 7:10 p.m.