Edison teams lose to Sinclair in tournament play

Staff Reports

DAYTON — The Edison State Community College basketball teams had their seasons end with losses to Sinclair in tournament action Tuesday night.

After beating Sinclair 79-54 Saturday to close the regular season, the Charger men could not turn in a repeat performance Tuesday.

The Edison men, 17-14, lost 91-78.

It was evenly played for the first 10 minutes before Sinclair took a 43-32 halftime lead and went on to a 13-point win.

Sinclair’s size took its toll as 6-foot-10 LiDonta Hicks-Gentry and 6-8 Akiean Frederick combined for 48 points for the Tartans.

“We were able to hold them to just 14 points on Saturday, but tonight they hit their shots” said Edison coach Rick Hickman. “ Sometimes it just comes down to who has the hot hand and tonight it was Sinclair.”

Frederick had 31 points and 10 rebounds, while Hicks-Gentry had 17 points and seven rebounds.

Dwayne Chastain Jr. had 12 points and nine assists and six rebounds, while Jaquan Harrison had 10 points, six rebounds and four steals and Quinnten McComas had 10 points and six rebounds.

For Edison, Hadith Tiggs had 23 points and seven rebounds, while Dae’Shawn Jackson had 23 points and three steals.

Romello Yaqub had 13 points, five assists and five steals.

Zach Ledbetter scored eight points and Nick Thompson grabbed six rebounds.

Edison was 30 of 75 from the floor for 40 percent, including seven of 23 from 3-point range for 30 percent. The Chargers made 11 of 21 free throws for 52 percent.

Sinclair was 39 of 71 from the floor for 55 percent, including six of 16 from behind the arc for 38 percent. The Tartans made seven of 12 free throws for 58 percent.

Sinclair won the battle of the boards 50-36 and had 17 turnovers to Edison’s 13.

The Edison women finished 20-11 with a 66-57 loss to Sinclair.

Sydney Miller and Carly Buzzard finished their careers at Edison with 15 point games.

Jessie Crowell scored 11 points and Riley Culver pulled down 12 rebounds.