After falling behind in the early going, Edison State’s men’s basketball team opened a 46-38 halftime lead over Cedarville JVs on Wednesday night and pulled away for a 102-60 victory, improving to 3-0 on the season.
Jalen Elliott had a big game off the bench for the Chargers. He scored 26 points, making 11 of 18 shots from the floor — including four of eight from 3-point range.
Zach Ledbetter added 10 points and six rebounds; while Romello Yaqub and Filifing Sissoko scored nine points each. JaBryel Reed had six rebounds, while Danny Lee Corbett had six rebounds and five assists. Hadith Tiggs had three assists and three steals and Rodney Richardson dished out four assists.
Edison made 40-of-85 shots from the floor for 47 percent, including 16 of 35 from 3-point range for 46 percent. The Chargers also converted six nine free throws for 67 percent.
Edison won the battle of the boards 43-39 and had just eight turnovers to Cedarville’s 23.
The Chargers will host OSU-Mansfield at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Edison’s womens team cruises to win
Edison’s women’s basketball team outscored Cedarville JVs 49-21 in the middle two quarters and cruised to an 81-58 victory on Wednesday night to improve to 3-0 on the season.
After trailing 22-18 after one quarter, Edison led 43-35 at halftime and 67-43 after three quarters.
Lauren Monnin had a big game for the Lady Chargers. She made nine of 15 shots from the floor, hit her only 3-point attempt and converted four of six free throws to score 23 points.
Riley Culver had a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds — and added four steals and two assists. Jessie Crowell was the third Chargers in double figures with 13 points, while Kayla Tullis and Kailani Broyles each scored seven.
Shania Taylor pulled down six rebounds off the bench, while Holly Frey grabbed five. Kaylesha Broyles dished out four assists.
Edison hit 32-of-73 shots from the floor for 44 percent, including four of 13 from behind the arc for 31 percent.
The Chargers converted 15-of-23 free throws for 65 percent.
Edison won the battle of boards 45-33 and had 12 turnovers to Cedarville’s 23. The Chargers will be back in action Saturday, hosting OSU-Mansfield at 1 p.m.