Lacey Watson had a huge game as the Edison State men’s basketball team rallied from a slow start and defeated Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 82-77 Friday night in the home opener.
Watson poured in 33 points and added 12 rebounds.
He made nine of 18 shots from the floor and 13 of 19 shots from the line and also had four steals as Edison outpointed WPAFB 46-41 in the second half after being in a 36-36 tie at the break.
Jaedyn Carter from Columbus South scored 15 points and Roman Morgan added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Sean Jones had seven rebounds and four assists, while Dakota Pritchard had six rebounds and Lamine Komara had three steals.
Edison was 27 of 71 from the floor for 38 percent, including 10 of 30 from 3-point range for 33 percent. The Chargers converted 18 of 29 free throws for 62 percent.
WPAFB made 29 of 76 shots from the floor for 38 percent, including 12 of 34 from behind the arc for 35 percent. The Hawks made seven of 19 free throws for 37 percent.
WPAFB won the battle of the boards 52-51, but had 14 turnovers to Edison’s 10.
Edison State, 2-1, hosts Cedarville JVs Monday.
The Edison State women’s basketball team led much of the game, but couldn’t hold off Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, losing 59-56 in its home opener.
Edison led 16-9 after one quarter and 32-25 at halftime. But WPAFB pulled even at 44 after three quarters.
A three-pointer by Mikayla Dodane gave Edison a 51-47 lead with 6:28 remaining and two baskets by Clair Schmitmeyer, the second off an assist by Kaylesha Broyles gave Edison a 55-49 lead.
But WPAFB outscored them 10-1 to win the game.
Lauryn Gray had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Dodane scored 11 points and Schmitmeyer pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out four assists.
Kailani Broyles had six points and four assists, Kaylesha Broyles dished out four assists and Kennedie Reese had five rebounds.
Both teams struggled to find the basket from the floor.
Edison was 25 of 81 from the floor for 31 percent, including five of 16 from 3-point range for 31 percent. The Lady Chargers made one of six from the line for 17 percent.
Wright-Patterson was 19 of 65 from the floor for 29 percent, including six of 26 from 3-point range for 23 percent. The Lady Hawks converted 15 of 28 free throws for 53 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 60-50 and had 16 turnovers to Wright-Patterson’s 15.
Edison women host Cedarville JVs Monday.