Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:08 AM
HANNIBAL, MO -- The Columbia Cougar basketball team won its 18th consecutive contest of the season Tuesday night in dominating form, defeating Hannibal-LaGrange University in an American Midwest Conference (AMC) match-up by a score of 84-38. The Cougars, unanimously ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Top 25 Poll, move to 18-0 overall and 4-0 versus AMC foes.
The 18-game win streak breaks a Cougar record set in 2003-04.
Columbia's sharp shooting helped them jump out to a 7-0 lead and cruise to a 44-23 halftime advantage. The Cougars shot 55 percent from the field and 31 percent from beyond the arc, draining seven threes, including three by Zach Rockers.
In the second half, the Cougars outscored the Trojans 40-15, shooting 57 percent from the field and held the host squad to just four field goals in their 22 attempts. Columbia never trailed in the contest and saw eight different Cougars get in on the scoring.
Rockers paced Columbia with 14 points. Tanner Sutton posted 12 points and Ben Bowman and Jordan Dressler chipped in 11 apiece. Hal Payne pulled down six rebounds for Columbia who outrebounded their opponent 40-17.
The Cougars are back on the court on Thursday, January 17th when they host American Midwest Conference foe Missouri Baptist University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Arena of Southwell Complex.
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Posted 8:40 AM 11/27/2015 by The Associated Press
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