The Edison State Chargers' recent NJCAA ranking of 23rd in the country will be short-lived as they fell this evening to the number 9 ranked Cuyahoga County Challengers 113-43.
The Challengers of Cuyahoga Community College came out of the gate "red hot" hitting 11 of their first 12 attempts three of which were way beyond the 3 point arc. Down 25 to 7 and burning an early 2 timeouts the Chargers were never able to cool down their opponent.
"We kept them out of the paint early, but we were unwilling to close out tonight with pressure on the ball and they made us pay for it," coach Hickman said. "For some reason, we are not playing the way we have in our first 5 outings, but they are not 12-0 and ranked 9th in the nation by accident. They are a very talented team."
The only player in double digits for the Chargers this evening was Dae'Shawn Jackson of Springfield with 12 points.
The now 5-2 Chargers will travel to Lorain County Community College (6-1) on Wednesday, December 14th for their next contest at 7:30 p.m.