Edison hoop teams sweep Hocking

Staff Reports

The Edison State Community College basketball teams swept Hocking Community College Saturday.

The men, 15-11, won 101-74, winning for the fourth time in five games.

After leading 42-28 at half, Edison put the game away by pushing the tempo in the second half.

“Our unselfish team play seems to be getting better each game,” said Edison coach Rick Hickman.

Zach Ledbetter had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Chargers, while Nick Thompson had a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots.

Dae’Shawn Jackson had 16 points and four blocked shots, while Hadith Tiggs had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Christopher Landrum II had 13 points, five rebounds and six assists, while Romello Yaqub came off the bench to score 17 points.

Edison was 30 of 73 from the floor for 53 percent, including 10 of 26 from 3-point range for 39 percent. The Chargers made 13 of 20 free throws for 65 percent.

Hocking was 25 of 69 from the floor for 36 percent, including six of 24 from behind the arc for 25 percent. Hocking made 18 of 23 free throws for 78 percent.

Edison won the battle of the boards 49-37 and both teams had 11 turnovers.

The Edison women improved to 18-8 with an 86-72 victory.

Edison led just 55-52 going to the fourth quarter, but the Lady Chargers scored 31 points to put the game away.

Carly Buzzard had 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Riley Culver had 10 points and 16 rebounds — as both recorded double-doubles.

Sydney Miller had 15 points and four assists, Holly Frey scored 13 points and Jessie Crowell had three assists and four steals.

Brooke Hickey had a big game off the bench with 20 points.

Edison was 33 of 74 from the floor for 45 percent, including eight of 22 from 3-point range for 36 percent. The Lady Chargers made 13 of 18 free throws for 72 percent.

Hocking made 26 of 70 from the floor for 37 percent, including seven of 22 from behind the arc for 32 percent.

The visitors converted 13 of 16 free throws for 81 percent.

Edison won the battle of the boards 47-41 and had 14 turnovers to Hocking’s 15.