PIQUA — The Edison State women’s basketball team won its third in a row and the fifth in their last six games, defeating Lakeland 71-63 in a road matchup Saturday.
The win puts the Lady Chargers at 17-7 with a strong Owens team coming to Edison on Wednesday for a 5:30 game.
Sydney Miller, an Indian Lake product, was outstanding from three-point range, hitting 6-for-9. That helped her roll up 26 points on the day. And completing an excellent all-around performance was being the co-leader in rebounds with seven and also handing out five assists.
Brooke Hickey of Riverside finished with 14 points and dropped in all four of her free throw attempts, and Carly Buzzard was 6-for-9 from the floor and finished with 12 points.
The Lady Chargers were 26 for 56 from the field, 46 percent, and 10 for 14 from the line, 71 percent.
The Edison State men cruised to an easy victory over Lakeland Saturday by a 91-60 final.
It was close at the half at 41-33, but the Chargers outscored the hosts 50-27 in the final period.
Edison has bounced back from a five-game losing streak — Saturday’s win was its third in a row. And it was quite a turnaround from the first meeting between the two — Lakeland won on a 30-foot buzzer-beater at Edison back on Dec. 17.
“Those losses are hard ones to forget and I think our guys wanted to make sure they didn’t relive that feeling,” said coach Rick Hickman. “This was a true team effort tonight. Several players stepped up and contributed in a number of categories.”
Hadith Tiggs poured in 29 points to lead the Chargers, hitting 11 of 17 from the field, including 4-for-7 from beyond the three-point line. He also had seven rebounds.
Zach Ledbetter had 18 points, Dae’Shawn Jackson had a double-double of 11 points and 10 assists, Romello Yaqub had 11 points, Nick Thompson had 10 points and nine rebounds, and Christopher Landrum pulled down 11 rebounds.
The Chargers hit 52 percent of their shots on 33 of 63, and were also impressive at the line, 15 of 19 for 79 percent.