Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:27 PM
Updated: Feb 17, 2013 12:00 PM
COLUMBIA -- The top-ranked Cougar men's basketball team clinched the American Midwest Conference regular season championship on Saturday afternoon with a 73-58 victory over visiting Lyon College. Columbia remains the NAIA's only undefeated team of the season with the win, improving to 28-0 overall and 14-0 in league play.
The Cougars used a 15-2 run midway through the first period on their way to a 37-18 lead at the halftime break. Columbia shot 47 percent, including four of eight from behind the three-point line, in the opening frame. Derrick Dilworth and Devin Griffin each had nine points in the first 20 minutes to lead the Cougars at the break.
Columbia led by as much as 25 in the second half and held a double-digit advantage throughout the final period as they cruised to their 17th home victory of the year. The Cougars finished the game 29 of 58 from the field (50 percent) and connected on 9 of 16 attempts (56 percent) from beyond the three-point arc.
Jordan Dressler led three Columbia players in double figures with 16 points. Zach Rockers and Derrick Dilworth finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Griffin and freshman Chantel Stanciel each handed out four of the Cougars' 18 assists, while senior Marquette Murrell pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
The Scots were led by Kendall Leeks with 16 points.
Columbia returns to the court on Thursday, February 21st for a matchup with Harris-Stowe State University in their final regular season home game. The Cougars defeated the Hornets 93-49 in the teams' first meeting of the year on January 24th. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Arena of Southwell Complex. Dressler, Murrell, and fellow seniors Ben Bowman and Hal Payne will be recognized prior to tip-off as part of Senior Night.
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