CLEVELAND, Ohio – Rob Edwards scored a career-high 21 points and tied the CSU single-game record by making all five of his three-pointers as the Vikings defeated Cedarville, 77-37, on Tuesday night in the Wolstein Center.
CSU improved to 5-8 with the win.
Edwards hit 8-of-10 from the field overall, including 5-of-5 from three-point, becoming just the second player in school history to be perfect from three-point with a minimum of five attempts. Charlie Woods also accomplished the feat, going 5-of-5 from long range, on Feb. 20, 2010, against Toledo.
Edwards also tied the CSU single-game freshman record with five three-pointers, becoming the 13th freshman to hit five three's in a game. In addition, he added a career-best nine rebounds.
Kenny Carpenter added 14 points and a career-high nine assists off the bench, while Daniel Levitt scored 11 points and grabbed a career-best seven rebounds. Jibri Blount finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals to help the CSU bench outscore Cedarville's bench, 37-9.
Easton Bazzolli led the Yellow Jackets with 11 points.
"We were able to use a lot of bodies today and run fresh legs at them," head coach Gary Waters said. "We didn't start the game with a lot of energy and I thought the guys off the bench came in and brought some life to us."
The Yellow Jackets hit five of their first six shots to open up a 13-3 lead, but CSU came right back, using a 21-6 run over the next nine minutes to open up a 24-19 lead with eight minutes to play. A free throw and three-pointer by Patrick Bain brought the Yellow Jackets back within one (24-23), but the Vikings closed the half on a 19-3 run to take a 43-26 lead into the locker room.
A Cedarville layup opened the second half scoring, but six straight points from Flannigan were followed by five straight from Edwards as CSU went on to out-score Cedarville, 34-11, in the second half.
The Vikings finished with a 42-33 advantage in rebounds and made 10 steals. CSU hit 12-of-30 (.400) from three-point, tied for the third most made three-pointers in a game in school history.
The Vikings return to action on Saturday (Jan. 2) when CSU opens Horizon League play with a 3:00 pm contest at Oakland.