Lady Cougars Stumble in Championship
COLUMBIA -- The top seeded Columbia Lady Cougar basketball team fell to second seeded William Woods University, 72-67 in the championship game of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) postseason tournament Monday night.
With six minutes to play, William Woods guard Sharron Andrews drained a three-pointer that ignited the Owls and led to a seven point advantage. The Lady Cougars brought it back to within three with just over a minute on the clock, but after two missed field goals and a layup by Andrews, William Woods held on for the win as time expired.
Julie Teeple led the Lady Cougars on in scoring and on the boards with a double-double. The junior had 18 points and 16 rebounds. Ashley Fisher finished with 16 points and Kirsti Wilkerson chipped in 10 points. Andrews led the Owls with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Heather English was honored as the league's most valuable player and named to the ten-member first team. Junior Julie Teeple also pulled in first team accolades for the first time in her career. Senior Airelle Eldridge was an honorable mention selection. For the sixth time in his career, head coach Mike Davis earned Coach of the Year honors.