Edison teams split with Columbus State

Staff Reports

The Edison State Community College basketball teams will close the regular season Saturday when the Chargers host Sinclair in OCCAC action.

Edison split two games with Columbus State Saturday.

In a back-and-forth game, the Edison men — 16-13 overall and 3-12 in the OCCAC, lost 83-77 to Columbus State.

Dae’Shawn Jackson had 22 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Chargers, while Hadith Tiggs had 20 points and five rebounds.

Romello Yaqub scored 20 points off the bench.

Nick Thompson grabbed six rebounds, Zach Ledbetter pulled down five and Christopher Landrum II had five rebounds and four assists.

Edison was 30 of 56 from the floor for 54 percent, including seven of 20 from 3-point range for 35 percent. The Chargers made 10 of 16 free throws for 63 percent.

Columbus State was 30 of 68 from the floor for 44 percent, including three of 16 from behind the arc for 19 percent. The Cougars made 20 of 25 free throws for 80 percent.

Edison won the battle of the boards 28-24, but had 13 turnovers to Columbus State’s seven.

The Lady Chargers picked up their 20th win of the season and avenged a road loss earlier this season.

Edison women, 20-9 overall and 8-7 in the OCCAC, won 79-69 after opening a 40-30 halftime lead.

All five starters reached double figures for Edison.

Sydney Miller had 22 points, five assists and five steals; while Jessie Crowell had 14 points, three assists and three steals.

Carly Buzzard added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Riley Culvery had another big game with 10 points, 15 rebounds and five assists; while Holly Frey had 10 points and six rebounds.

Brooke Hickey scored seven points off the bench, while Lauren Monnin grabbed six rebounds.

Edison was 25 of 68 from the floor for 37 percent, including 10 of 29 from 3-point range for 35 percent. The Chargers converted 19 of 24 free throws for 79 percent.

Columbus State was 24 of 67 from the floor for 36 percent, including eight of 29 from behind the arc for 28 percent. The Cougars were 13 of 25 from the line for 52 percent.

Edison won the battle of the boards 51-45 and had 22 turnovers to Columbus State’s 26.