Edison teams both rollto wins at Southern State


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Staff report

The Edison State women’s basketball won for the fifth time in its last six games Tuesday, routing Southern State 86-61 on the road to go to 19-8 on the season.

The Lady Chargers rolled to a 22-8 lead after one quarter and built from there.

Carly Buzzard had a huge game for Edison, pouring in 28 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for a double-double. She was a red-hot 13-for-16 from the field.

Riley Culver just missed a double-double, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds, and also handed out five assists. She also shot well, hitting 7-for-10.

Sydney Miller added 13 points and Brooke Hickey finished with 12.

For the game, the Lady Chargers canned 38 of 67 shots from the field for 57 percent. They only attempted six free throws and hit five of them.

Men

The Edison State men’s basketball team won their 16th game of the season Tuesday evening by defeating Southern State 86-63.

The first half of play proved challenging for the Chargers as the Patriots came out and hit seven threes in the first half on 69 percent shooting from the field.

“Southern State can be a very tough opponent when they are hitting the way they did this first half,” said Edison coach Rick Hickman.

Fortunately, the Chargers were able to keep pace by connecting on five threes of their own, holding on to a narrow six-point intermission advantage.

The second half proved to be all Edison State as the Chargers were able to tighten up on the defensive end, allowing only 26 points.

The Chargers are now 16-11.

Dae’Shawn Jackson (Springfield) scored 22 points to lead Edison. Zach Ledbetter (Vandalia) scored 15 points, Hadith Tiggs (Wayne) 14, Romello Yaqub (Troy 13 with four threes, and Nick Thompson added 12 points.

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