PIQUA — Edison State’s men’s basketball team gave a talented Owens Tech squad all it could handle before coming up short in an 85-79 verdict at Edison Wednesday night.
The Chargers are now 14-11 on the season and return to action Saturday at 3 p.m. at home against Hocking College.
It was a shootout from the start, with Edison trailing just 45-44 at the half.
“I was extremely proud of how hard we played, but there were two glaring statistics that stood out,” said Edison coach Rick Hickman. “We had 16 turnovers to only eight for them, and we missed 12 free throws while Owens only missed three. Taking care of the ball and hitting free throws are crucial in winning big games. But I’m confident we’ll get better at both.”
Dae’Shawn Jackson was unstoppable for the Chargers, pouring in 32 points on outstanding shooting. He was 12-for-17 from the field. He also had 13 rebounds for a double-double, and handed out five assists.
Zach Ledbetter had 19 points, Christopher Landrum finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Nick Thompson pulled down 10 rebounds.
Edison was 29 for 61 from the field for 48 percent, but just 14 for 26 from the line, 54 percent.
Owens, now 19-7, was 31 for 76 for 41 percent from the field and 13 for 16 from the line, 81 percent.
The Edison women ran up against an outstanding and undefeated Owens team Wednesday and came out on the short end of a 74-50 verdict.
The loss left the Lady Chargers at 17-8 on the season with Hocking College coming to the Edison gym on Saturday.
Edison led 15-13 after one, and was down just 30-26 at the half. But Owens came out of the locker room on fire and poured in 32 points, outscoring the Lady Chargers by 17 to open up a 21-point bulge.
For Edison, Sydney Miller finished with 18 points and was the only player in double figures. Teammate Carly Buzzard pulled down 14 rebounds, six on the offensive end.