Edison State charges back in fourth to beat Lakers, 64-57

Edison State charges back in fourth to beat Lakers, 64-57

KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland women's basketball led by five heading into the fourth quarter but was outscored 20-8 in the final period as Edison State Community College charged back for a 64-57 victory Saturday afternoon.

Selah Richardson led Lakeland with 15 points and added seven steals in the loss for Lakeland. With the loss, the Lakers fall to 20-8 overall and 12-3 in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference play. Edison State improved to 11-4 in the OCCAC.

Alicia Sephus scored 13 points and added eight rebounds but fouled out in the fourth quarter. Destiny Khay hit four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points in the loss.

Richardson got started early with eight points in the first quarter while Sephus added seven as Lakeland edged Edison 19-17 after one period.

Khay hit all three of her 3-pointers shot in the second period as the Lakers were able to extended their lead after outscoring Edison State 14-11 to take a 33-28 lead into halftime.

Both team traded baskets in the third quarter as Sephus paced Lakeland with six points but both Lakeland and Edison State scored 16-16 points in the third. Lakeland held a 49-44 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The fourth is where the wheels came off for Lakeland as the Lakers hit just 3-of-19 shots for 15.8 percent and scored eight points. Edison State took advantage and outscored Lakeland 20-8 in the final period to steal a seven-point victory.

Lakeland will next travel to face No. 17 Sinclair Community College on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. for the final game of the regular season. Sinclair is currently 12-2 in OCCAC play.

For more information about Lakeland athletics, visit www.athletics.lakelandcc.edu.

About Lakeland Community College

Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.

Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit www.lakelandcc.edu.