The Edison State men’s and women’s basketball teams home opener is Friday against Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
It is also Charger Country Armed Forces Appreciation Night as Edison honors all members of the armed forces and civil servants.
Past and present servicemen and women are invited to attend the games free of charge.
The women’s game tips at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
The Color Guard of the Veteran’s Elite Tribute Squadron of Piqua will march during the national anthem prior to the women’s game.
Edison split two games with Columbus State Wednesday in the OCCAC opener.
Edison men fall
The men’s team, 1-1, lost 98-91 after falling behind 55-36 at halftime.
Josh Young scored 19 points, while Sean Jones added 17 points and six rebounds.
Dakota Prichard had 14 points and five assists, while Lacey Watson had 12 points and six rebounds
Lamine Komara had eight rebounds and three steals, while Roman Morgan dished out three assists.
Edison was 30 of 78 from the floor for 43 percent, including 10 of 28 from the 3-point line for 43 percent.
The Chargers converted 21 of 38 free throws for 55 percent.
Columbus State was 34 of 67 from the floor for 51 percent, including four of 17 from behind the arc for 36 percent.
The Cougars made 26 of 47 free throws for 55 percent.
Both teams grabbed 51 rebounds and Columbus State had 19 turnovers to Edison’s 30.
Lady Chargers win
The Edison State women improved to 2-0 with a 68-55 win.
Edison owned the middle two quarters, with a 40-17 advantage.
Edison trailed 20-16 after one quarter, but opened a 37-29 halftime lead and increased it to 56-37 after three quarters before holding on for the win.
Sarah Pothast had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Chargers, while Lauryn Gray nearly had a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds and added six assists.
Kailani Broyles had 13 points and five steals, while Kaylesha Broyles filled out the stat sheet with nine points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Clair Schmitmeyer added 12 rebounds and six points off the bench, while Kennadie Reese had nine rebounda and four assists.
Edison was 25 of 71 from the floor for 35 percent, including three of 14 from behind the arc for 21 percent. The Lady Chargers converted 15 of 24 free throws for 63 percent.
Columbus State was 16 of 74 from the floor for 22 percent, including eight of 31 from 3-point range for 26 percent. The Lady Cougars made 15 of 24 free throws for 63 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 61-44, but had 31 turnovers to Columbus State’s 20.