The Edison State men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Hocking College Saturday after losing to strong Owens Community College teams Wednesday.
Edison men trailed just 45-44 at halftime before losing 85-79 to Owens in OCCAC action.
Edison dropped to 14-11 overall and 3-10 in OCCAC, while Owens is 19-7 overall and 9-3 in OCCAC.
“ I am extremely proud of how hard our young men are playing, but taking care of the ball and hitting free throws are crucial in winning big games,” Edison men’s coach Rick Hickman said. “I am confident that we will get better at both.”
Dae’Shawn Jackson had a huge game with 32 points, 13 rebounds, five steals, two assists and two blocks for the Chargers.
Zach Ledbetter added 19 points and six rebounds, while Christopher Landrum had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Nick Thompson had 10 rebound and Hadith Tiggs had eight points.
Edison was 29 of 61 from the floor for 48 percent, including seven of 24 from 3-point range for 29 percent. The Chargers made 14 of 26 free throws for 54 percent.
Owens was 31 of 76 from the floor for 41 percent, including 10 of 25 from behind the arc for 40 percent. The Big E made 13 of 16 free throws for 81 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 35-24, but had 16 turnovers to Owens’ 11.
The Owens women remained undefeated with a 74-50 win over Edison.
Edison, 17-8 overall and 7-6 in the OCCAC, trailed just 30-26 at halftime.
But Owens, 25-0 overall and 12-0 in the OCCAC, outscored the Chargers 32-15 in the third quarter.
Sydney Miller had 18 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Chargers.
Lauren Monnin scored nine points off the bench, while Carly Buzzard grabbed 14 rebounds.
Riley Culver grabbed six rebounds and Holly Frey pulled down five.
Edison was 15 of 52 from the floor for 29 percent, including four of 17 from 3-point range for 24 percent. The Chargers made 16 of 22 free throws for 73 percent.
Owens was 27 of 72 from the floor for 38 percent, including eight of 23 from behind the arc for 35 percent. The Big E made 12 of 19 free throws for 63 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 47-42, but had 25 turnovers to Owens’ nine.