Edison hoop teams sweep Lakeland

The Edison State Community College basketball teams will host Owens Wednesday in OCCAC action.

The men are 14-10 overall and 3-9 in the OCCAC after a 91-60 road win over Lakeland.

The Chargers evened the scored after losing to the Lakers on a buzzer-beater earlier this season.

“Those losses are hard ones to forget and I think our guys wanted to make sure they didn’t relive that heartbreaking feeling,” Edison coach Rick Hickman said.

Leading by just eight at the intermission 41-33, the Chargers began the second half firing on all cylinders committed to making sure their second half of play didn’t resemble a few others in recent memory.

“This was a true team effort tonight,” Hickman said Several players stepped up and contributed in a number of categories.”

Hadith Tiggs had 29 points on 11 of 17 shooting from the floor, while going a perfect 3-for-3 from the line.

He also had seven rebounds and three steals.

Zach Ledbetter scored 18 points, while Dae’Shawn Jackson had a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.

Nick Thompson just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds, while Christopher Landrum II rounded out the starters with eight points and 11 rebounds.

Romello Yaqub came off the bench to score 11 points and dish out five assists.

Edison was 33 of 63 from the floor for 52 percent, including 10 of 23 from 3-point range for 44 percent. The Chargers made 15 of 19 free throws for 79 percent.

Lakeland was 20 of 50 from the floor for 40 percent, including four of 21 from behind the arc for 19 percent. The Lakers made 10 of 17 free throws for 59 percent.

Edison nearly doubled Lakeland on the boards 46-25 and had 11 turnovers to the Lakers’ 16.

The Edison State women, 17-7 overall and 7-5 in the OCCAC, opened a 35-19 halftime lead and 58-37 margin after three quarters in a 71-63 victory.

Sydney Miller hit six of nine shots from 3-point range and led the Chargers with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Carly Buzzard added 12 points and six rebounds, while Brooke Hickey had another big game off the bench with 14 points.

Riley Culver added eight points, seven rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots.

Edison was 26 of 56 from the floor for 46 percent, including nine of 23 from behind the arc for 39 percent. The Chargers made 10 of 14 free throws for 71 percent.

Lakeland was 25 of 61 from the floor for 41 percent, including six of 15 from 3-point range for 40 percent. The Lakers converted seven of 10 free throws for 70 percent.

Edison won the battle of the boards 39-33 and had 20 turnovers to Lakeland’s 22.