COLUMBUS — The Edison State men’s basketball team takes their first loss on the road tonight 95-93 at Columbus State in OCCAC action.
The anticipated road battle in Columbus was just that as the Chargers could muster no more than a four point lead at any time during the contest.
The Cougars led by as much as seven on three occasions as the lead changed hands several times.
“It was one of our toughest road battles this year,” Edison men’s coach Rick Hickman said. “They exposed our impatience offensively and proved to be one of the best mid-range shooting teams I have seen in a while.”
Edison was 38 of 80 from the floor for 48 percent, including 13 of 36 from behind the arc for 36 percent. The Chargers made just four of 10 free throws for 40 percent.
Columbus State was 37 of 73 from the floor for 51 percent, including seven of 14 from 3-point range for 50 percent. The Cougars also struggled at the line, making 14 of 24 for 58 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 41-37, but had 13 turnovers to Columbus State’s eight.
Jalen Elliott hit five if 10 shots from behind the arc to score 19 points, while dishing out four assists.
Hadith Tiggs had 18 points and five rebounds, while Romeelo Yaqub had 10 points and seven assists.
Dakota Prichard scored 13 points off the bench, while Caleb Maggard had nine rebounds and five assists.
Chris Byrd had 29 points and six rebounds for Columbus State, while Mario Young had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Malieck Evans scored 14 points off the bench and Shamar Brown added 10.
Edison, 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the OCCAC, will host Lorain County Saturday.
COLUMBUS — The Edison State women’s basketball team stayed perfect on the season, going to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the OCCAC with a 99-90 win over Columbus State Wednesday.
Edison led 27-16, 46-41 and 68-62 at the quarter breaks.
Lauren Monnin had 22 points, six assists and five rebounds for Edison, while Riley Culver had a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Jessie Crowell had 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals and Holly Frey grabbed five rebounds.
The Chargers got big games of the bench from Kailani and Kaylesha Broyles.
Kailani Broyles had 17 points, six assists and three steals, while Kaylesha Broyles added 12 points.
Savannah Blackwell had a huge game for Columbus State with 32 points.
Antishay Rahim and Destiny Wooten both had double-doubles.
Rahim had 17 points and 17 rebounds, while Wooten had 21 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
Stephanie Newell grabbed nine rebounds, while Allyse Rutter had eight points and five assists.
Edison was 40 of 81 from the floor for 49 percent, including three of seven from 3-point range for 43 percent.
The Chargers converted 16 of 24 free throws for 67 percent.
Columbus State was 34 of 91 from the floor for 37 percent, including six of 26 from behind the arc for 23 percent. The Cougars converted 16 of 21 free throws for 76 percent.
Columbus State won the battle of the boards 51-43 and had 16 turnovers to Edison’s 20.
Edison State will host Lorain County Saturday.