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Edison can't find range in loss at Huron

By BRIAN KOLLARS • Jan 10, 2020 at 11:06 PM

HURON — Edison had trouble getting good looks against Huron’s tough man-to-man defense Friday night. The result was a convincing 60-20 win by the Tigers.

Edison shot just 6-for-35 from the field in the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division loss. It was the Chargers’ fourth straight loss, dropping them to 3-6 overall and 0-4 in the Bay.

“They play great defense and they’re so skilled there’s nothing you can do to take anything away,” Edison coach Kyle Hammond said of the Tigers, who improved to 8-1, 4-1.

“The looks we got we missed. That’s a credit to their defensive pressure.”

Edison plays Saturday night at winless Vermilion, which is 0-10.

“We have to understand we play some great teams in this league. We gotta move on quickly and get ready for Vermilion,” Hammond said.

Edison was never in the game, trailing 11-2 after one quarter and 32-4 at halftime.

“In the first quarter we didn’t come out real energized, but we took control of the game in the second quarter,” Huron coach Bobby James said. “It was good to get a lot of our kids playing time. I know Kyle’s struggling over there, but his kids played hard.”

Grant Ott scored Edison’s first points on a layin three minutes into the game to cut Huron’s lead to 6-2, but the Tigers went on a 9-0 run before Dylan O’Dell’s runner early in the second quarter. The Tigers had the win clinched by halftime with a 17-0 run to end the second quarter.

Edison went nine minutes without a field goal until Ott’s drive to the hoop made it 39-6 with 5:05 left in the third quarter.

Ott and O’Dell scored four points to lead Edison, which committed six first-quarter turnovers.

Drew Wennes had 14 points to lead Huron, including an early steal and dunk. Nic Ritzler added 10 points.

Huron plays at Western Reserve on Saturday night. The Tigers, whose only loss was a three-point decision at Willard last Saturday, is 3-1 in road games.

“We had our two toughest games against Oak Harbor and Willard on the road,” James said. “Our kids are battle-tested, so now we look to play a tough Western Reserve team on the road.

“If we play the first quarter like we played tonight, we could be in trouble. We need to play a focused game.”

EDISON (3-6, 0-4)

Grant Ott 2 0—4, Dylan O’Dell 1 2—4, Lincoln Meredith 0 2-2 2, Drew Sneider 1 0—3, Patrick Amburgy 1 1—3, Troy Rutherford 1 0—2, Noah Smith 0 2—2. TOTALS 6-7—20.

HURON (8-1, 4-1)

Jimmy Harkelroad 1 0—2, Michael Holm 3 0—8, Drew Wennes 6 0—14, Nic Ritzler 5 0—10, Joey Brown 1 1—3, Cole Parker 1-0—2, Jacob Lamb 3 0—6, Luke Lagando 3 0—7, Lucas Winnestaffer 1 0—2, Tyler Adams 0 3—3, Zach Murray 1-0—3. TOTALS 25-4—60.

Edison 2   2  10  6 — 20

Huron 11 21 13 15 — 60

3-point FGs: (E) Sneider; (H) Holm 2, Wennes 2, Lagando, Murray

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