Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:09 PM
COLUMBIA -- The Cougar men's basketball team picked up a 73-59 victory over visiting Park University on Saturday afternoon in an American Midwest Conference (AMC) match-up. Columbia remains unbeaten at 16-0 on the year and also moves to 2-0 in AMC for the second straight season. The Pirates fall to 7-6 overall and 1-1 in league play.
A competitive opening period saw the Cougars take a 37-26 lead into the halftime break after going on a 13-2 run over the final six minutes. Jordan Dressler led all players with 10 points at the intermission as Columbia converted eight Park turnovers into 16 first half points.
The Pirates threatened to start the second half, cutting the Cougar lead to eight less than a minute into the period. However, Columbia would respond with a 10-0 spurt over the next three and a half minutes to grab a double-digit lead the rest of the way. The Cougars connected on 53 percent of their second half attempts from the field to finish 32 of 66 (48 percent) for the game, while also outrebounding the Pirates 39-30.
Dressler finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead a balanced Columbia attack that had five players in double figures. The Cougars also received 13 points from junior Devin Griffin and 12 points apiece from Derrick Dilworth, Zach Rockers, and Tanner Sutton. Senior Marquette Murrell handed out four assists to lead all players.
Venton Wilder led Park with 11 points.
Columbia returns to action on Thursday, January 10th against AMC opponent Benedictine University of Springfield. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Southwell Complex and will follow the Columbia women's game.
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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