Edison boys upset No. 1 Memorial
BY Mike Brown World Sports Writer
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Edison guard Don Simmons celebrated his return to action Tuesday by scoring 28 points as the Class 5A No. 7 Eagles upset No. 1 Memorial 58-51 in Green Country Conference basketball action at the Edison Preparatory Athletic Center.
A crowd of 1,500 watched the Eagles give the Chargers their first conference loss and third overall.
In the girls game, Edison raced to a 57-47 triumph, overcoming 30 points by Memorial’s Faith Ihim. Shayla Dobbins led the Eagles with 22 points.
The Edison boys led by as many as 13 points early in the third quarter and made the plays down the stretch after Memorial closed to within 46-42 with 5:09 left.
Simmons, a senior playing for the first time since received a two-game suspension for an exchange with an official following a loss in the Tournament of Champions, scored 12 of the Eagles’ 14 fourth-quarter points, going 8-for-8 from the foul line.
Darius Speaks and Brian Speaks added 12 and 10 points for the Eagles (7-5, 4-3). Nick Treleavan scored 13 and MikQuan Deane added 12 to place the Chargers (10-3, 7-1).