Edison came into Friday's Sunset League boys' basketball game at Huntington Beach reeling from a tough loss two nights earlier that had knocked the Chargers from second place in the league standings.
A 53-51 setback on its home floor to arch rival Fountain Valley on Wednesday had cost Edison that spot and a loss to Huntington would drop the defending league champions further down the league ladder. The Chargers, however, dug deep and climbed back to stay in second gear. At the same time, they knocked Huntington down a peg.
Edison retained a share of second place by pulling away down the stretch of the fourth quarter to record a 56-47 victory over Huntington. The win, coupled with Fountain Valley's 77-43 rout of Marina Friday, pulled the Chargers into a tie for second with the Barons at 5-3. The teams trail Los Alamitos (7-1), which suffered its first league loss Friday after being shocked, 59-57, by a Newport Harbor team that had just won its first league game on Wednesday.