The Edison State Community College basketball teams split games with visiting Lorain County Saturday.
The Edison men suffered a second straight close loss in OCCAC action 97-94.
Edison is now 7-2 overall and 1-2 in the OCCAC, while Lorain County is 8-0 and 3-0.
“I am proud of how hard our young men battle, but we still struggle at times playing smart and together,” Edison state coach Rick Hickman said. “But this will come in time.”
The Chargers trailed most of the way and by as much as 14 at one point. Their late rally fell short as Dakata Prichard missed a game tying 3point attempt at the buzzer.
Hadith Tiggs had 21 points and seven rebounds for the Chargers, while Darryl Robinson added 16 points and five rebounds.
Jacob Rogan had 14 points off the bench and Prichard added 10.
Caleb Maggard grabbed six rebounds and Romello Yaqub had four assists.
Edison was 34 of 66 from the floor for 52 percent, including four of 21 from 3-point range for 19 percnet. The Chargers made 22 of 31 free throws for 71 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 36-32 and had 14 turovers to Lorain’s 20.
Edison will play at Cedarville JVs at 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
The Edison State women remained perfect on the season, going to 9-0 overall and 3-0 in OCCAC action with a 96-45 romp over Lorain County.
Lorain County is now 3-7 overall and 0-3 in the OCCAC.
Edison opened a 34-11 lead after one quarter and never looked back.
The Chargers led 57-21 at halftime and 79-34 after three quarters.
Lauren Monnin had 19 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Riley Culver had 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals; while Holly Frey had nine points and seven rebounds.
Jessie Crowell added eight points, while Kailani Broyles came off the bench to score 14 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Clair Schmitmeyer had four assists.
Hannah Oehlstrom led Lorain County with 17 points and Carrie Carlson added 13 points.
Edison was 37 of 67 from the floor for 55 percent, including five of nine from behind the arc for 56 percent. The Chargers made 17 of 25 free throws for 68 percent.
Lorain County was 16 of 54 from the floor for 30 percent, including five of 26 from 3-point range for 19 percent. Lorain made eight of 13 free throws for 62 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 54-20 and had 16 turnovers to Lorain County’s 17.
Edison will play at Cedarville JVs at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.