Posted: Feb 14, 2013 6:45 PM
ST. LOUIS - The 15th-ranked Lady Cougar basketball team won their 18th straight game of the season on Thursday night, defeating American Midwest Conference (AMC) opponent Missouri Baptist University on the road, 85-67. With the win, Columbia improves to 22-5 overall on the year and 15-0 in conference play.
After a back and forth start to the first half, the Lady Cougars used a 19-1 run midway through the period to grab a 28-9 lead at the 7:12 mark of the opening frame. The Lady Spartans would battle back to cut the advantage to ten at halftime as Columbia took a 38-28 lead at the break. The Lady Cougars shot just 37 percent in the opening 20 minutes, but held Missouri Baptist to 25 percent from the field and forced the Lady Spartans into 14 turnovers.
Missouri Baptist would pull within five in the opening minutes of the second half, but a timely 10-2 run by Columbia stretched their lead back out to double digits for the remainder of the contest as the Lady Cougars cruised to the 18-point win.
For the contest, Columbia held the host squad to just 27 percent shooting from the field and 20 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Senior Lily Abreu scored over a third of Columbia's points tonight, logging a career high 34. She also tied her career high of seven rebounds tonight. Freshman Danielle Ingrum was the only other Lady Cougar to finish in double figures, logging 11. Heather English grabbed six of Columbia's 10 steals in the win.
Columbia returns home on Saturday, February 16th for a league matchup with 20th-ranked Lyon (Ark.) College. The Cougars won the first meeting between the schools, 82-67, back on January 19th. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
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