The Edison State Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams completed a big sweep of Sinclair Community College Monday night.
The two teams will travel to Owens Community College Wednesday.
The Edison State men rolled out to a 53-32 halftime lead and won 98-81.
ESCC improved to 23-4 overall and 10-3 in the OCCAC. Sinclair dropped to 16-10 overall and 7-5 in the OCCAC.
Edison is in second place, trailing Cuyahoga (12-1) by two games and finishes the regular season with a home contest with the Challengers on March 2.
Lacey Watson had a huge game for the Chargers with 36 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Roman Morgan scored 14 points, while Lamine Komara added 12 points.
Dakota Prichard had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Jaedyn Carter dished out five assists.
Sean Jones added nine points.
Sean McNeil poured in 42 points for Sinclair and pulled down nine rebounds.
Michael (Isaiah) Collier had 15 points and Ronnell Turner scored nine points, while Nicolas Phillips pulled down eight rebounds.
Edison was 38 of 70 from the floor for 54 percent, including 11 of 24 from 3-point range for 46 percent.
The Chargers made 11 of 17 free throws for 65 percent.
Sinclair was 25 of 61 from the floor for 41 percent, including nine of 26 from long range for 35 percent. The Tartans made 22 of 29 free throws for 76 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 48-30 and had 10 turnovers to Sinclair’s eight.
The Edison State women opened a lead in the third quarter and held on for a 70-61 win.
Edison led 19-16 after one quarter, but Sinclair closed to within 33-32 at halftime.
The Chargers opened the lead back up to 50-42 after three quarters and outpointed Sinclair 20-19 in the final 10 minutes.
Edison improved to 23-4 overall and 10-3 in the OCCAC with the win.
Sinclair, the OCCAC leader coming in, dropped to 20-4 overall and 10-2 in the OCCAC. Owens is on top with a 12-2 conference record and Lakeland is 11-2.
The Chargers travel to Owens Wednesday and Lakeland Saturday, with both being huge games to determine the eventual conference champion.
Kailani Broyles had a big game for the Chargers with 24 points, 14 rebounds and four assists.
Sarah Pothast had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Clair Schmitmeyer gave ESCC a third double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Lauryn Gray added 12 points and five rebounds, while Kennadie Reese had eight assists and six rebounds and Elysabette Andrews pulled down eight rebounds.
Keeara Narad led Sinclair with 19 points and three assists, while Kierre James had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Amanda Schroeder added 11 points and five rebounds.
Edison overcame a cold shooting night, going 24 of 78 from the floor for 31 percent, including four of 12 from long range for 33 percent. The Chargers made 18 of 23 free throws for 78 percent.
Sinclair made 26 of 68 shots from the floor for 38 percent, including five of 17 3-pointers for 29 percent. The Tartans made four of 12 free throws for 33 percent.
The Chargers dominated the boards 66-36, with the trio of Pothast, Schmitmeyer and Broyles combining for 20 offensive rebounds.
Edison had 18 turnovers to Sinclair’s 12.