PIQUA — The Edison State men’s and women’s basketball teams split in home action Wednesday against Lorain County Community College.
The Edison men’s team had things going the way they wanted Wednesday night in home action against Lorain County, leading 36-25 at the half.
But things turned dramatically in the second half, and Lorain County came back to post a 76-59 victory over the Chargers, who lost for the fourth time in a row.
The loss left Edison with an 11-9 record overall with a big challenge coming up on Saturday at home. The Chargers take on Cuyahoga Community College, a team they lost to by 70 points the first time they played (113-43).
Lorain outscored the Chargers 51-23 in the second half Wednesday to win going away.
“They hit their shots and we didn’t. They rebounded and we didn’t. Sometimes it’s as simple as that,” said Edison head coach Rick Hickman.
The Chargers were outrebounded 55-36 and connected on just 3-for-17 from behind the three-point line.
Chris Landrum led Edison with 15 points and Hadith Tiggs added a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.
• In their previous game on Saturday, Edison lost at Sinclair 81-76.
In that game, Tiggs poured in 23 and Dae’Shawn Jackson had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Landrum added 13 points and Tiggs nine rebounds.
Edison is playing without 6-foot-9 Dusty Poteet, who is out the remainder of the season with an injury.
The Edison women were victorious over Lorain County Wednesday, rolling to an easy 75-46 victory.
The win upped Edison’s record to 14-6 on the year heading into Saturday’s game with Cuyahoga, who the Lady Chargers lost to 75-66 the first time the two met.
Edison jumped out to a 23-9 lead after a quarter and outscored the visitors 21-7 in the third quarter to really open it up.
Edison had four players in double figures, led by Brooke Hickey of Riverside with 19. She was 5-for-8 from three-point range.
Sydney Miller had 15 points and six assists, Lauren Monnin of Versailles had 13 points, and Riley Culver had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Jessie Crowell added five assists.
• Against Sinclair, the Lady Chargers emerged with a low-scoring victory, 54-52 on the road.
Edison trailed 25-16 at the half, but poured in 38 second-half points to pull out the win.
Miller again led the way with 14 points and Hickey added 13. Culver had 11 rebounds.