PIQUA — A strong second half brought the Edison State women’s basketball team from down one at the half to an 86-72 victory over Hocking College in action Saturday at the Piqua campus.
The win gave the Lady Chargers an 18-8 record heading to Southern State Tuesday.
Edison trailed 36-35 at the half but outscored Hocking 51-36 over the final two quarters.
Two Wapakoneta High School grads led the way.
Carly Buzzard had a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, six coming on the offensive end, and Riley Culver had 10 points and pulled down 16 rebounds.
Riverside grad Brooke Hickey also had 10 points, Sydney Miller (Indian Lake) had 15 points and four assists, and Fort Loramie product Holly Frey had 12 points.
Buzzard, Jessie Crowell and Culver all had three assists and Crowell four steals.
The Lady Chargers hit 33 of 74 from the field for 45 percent.
The Edison men rolled to a 101-74 victory over Hocking Saturday for their fourth win in five games.
The Chargers are now 15-11 and are at Southern on Tuesday.
When it was over Saturday, six Edison players had scored in double figures, led by Zach Ledbetter with 18. He also had eight rebounds.
Romello Yaqub had 17 points and four assists, Nick Thompson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Dae’Shawn Jackson 16 points and four assists, Hadith Tiggs 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Christopher Landrum 13 points and six assists.
Edison shot well, hitting 39 for 73 for 53 percent, and had 23 assists.
“Our unselfish team play seems to be getting better each game,” said Edison coach Rick Hickman.