Cougars Avenge Hornets in Final Regular Season Contest
COLUMBIA -- After a loss to the Harris-Stowe State University Hornets on February 2nd, the Cougars have gone 6-0, including a win over the Hornets tonight in the final regular season contest of the year. The Cougars looked like a different team than they did on February 2nd, defeating Harris-Stowe 97-63 in the Arena of Southwell Complex on Saturday.
Columbia, ranked No. 18 in the NAIA, improve to 24-6 and finish conference play with an 11-1 record. The Hornets move to 17-12 on the year and 8-4 in AMC play, making them the third seed in the postseason tournament.
Columbia takes the regular season conference title for the ninth time in program history. The Cougars are the top seed in the AMC tournament and receive a bye in the quarterfinals. On Saturday, March 3rd Columbia will host the winner of fourth seeded Park University and fifth seeded William Woods University. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. in the Arena of Southwell Complex.
The Cougars put forth a team effort and had three players in double figures and 12 players that scored two or more points. Senior Taylor Evans led the charge with 22 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Dressler chipped in 15 points and Henrique Medeiros finished with 11 points and a career high ten assists for a double-double. Devin Griffin also dished out nine assists and Tanner Sutton and Matt Woodcock dropped in nine points each.
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