No. 15 Lady Cougars Outlast Hannibal-LaGrange

4 years 10 months 4 days ago Tuesday, February 12 2013 Feb 12, 2013 Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:52:00 PM CST February 12, 2013 in Basketball

COLUMBIA -- The 15th-ranked Lady Cougar basketball team defeated American Midwest Conference (AMC) opponent Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) University 73-65 Tuesday night for their 17th consecutive victory. With the win, Columbia improves to 21-5 overall and remains undefeated in league play at 14-0.

After falling behind 24-12 in the opening 12 minutes of the contest, the Lady Cougars used a 10-0 run over the next three minutes to pull within two and eventually took a 31-29 lead into the locker room at halftime. Columbia struggled from the field in the first period, shooting just 23 percent, but hit 16 of 18 attempts from the free-throw line and outrebounded the Lady Trojans 21-16. Senior Julie Teeple led the Lady Cougars at the break with 11 points.

Hannibal-LaGrange continued to battle to start the second half, taking a 44-42 advantage with 14:12 to play. The Lady Cougars responded with a 10-2 run to take the lead for good and grabbed their biggest lead of the game at the 5:50 mark, 67-52. The Lady Trojans pulled within six at 71-65 with under a minute remaining, but would get no closer as time ran out. Columbia hit 12 of 31 attempts from the floor over the final 20 minutes to finish at 31 percent (19 of 61) for the game. The charity stripe proved to be an important factor in the outcome as the Lady Cougars connected on 31 of 38 tries (82 percent) from the line, compared to 11 of 16 (69 percent) for Hannibal-LaGrange. Columbia owned a 42-37 advantage on the glass, tying a season-high with 19 offensive rebounds.

Junior Heather English led three Lady Cougars in double figures with 17 points. Teeple added 16 points and Brooke Godsey chipped in 12. English and Teeple each finished with a team-high eight rebounds.

Ashleigh Spencer finished with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Trojans.

Columbia received 152 points in the NAIA Top 25 poll released earlier today. Fellow conference schools Lyon College (22-3, 12-1 AMC) and William Woods University (19-4, 10-3 AMC) joined the Lady Cougars in the rankings, checking in at 20th and 23rd respectively. Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University earned six first place votes to claim the No. 1 spot, followed by Oklahoma City University, Lubbock Christian (Texas) University, Westminster (Utah) College, and Cumberland (Tenn.) University.

Columbia returns to action on Thursday, February 14th when travel to AMC foe Missouri Baptist University. The Lady Cougars defeated the Spartans 92-75 in the two teams' first meeting of the year on January 17th. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. in St. Louis, Mo.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Power was restored to 1,922 Columbia customers, according to Columbia Water & Light. The outage affected customers... More >>
8 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:35:00 PM CST December 17, 2017 in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — A Cape Girardeau man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting... More >>
11 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 8:00:30 PM CST December 17, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Three years after picking up a disc for the first time, Cynthia Riccotti is thriving in her quest... More >>
12 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:25:00 PM CST December 17, 2017 in News
TIPTON - A family is trying to recover after losing everything in a house fire, and with help from the... More >>
13 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:20:00 PM CST December 17, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A boil advisory is in affect for Water Supply District No. 10 in Boone County. According... More >>
13 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:18:00 PM CST December 17, 2017 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A Kansas City woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal car crash in Camden County... More >>
14 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:48:00 PM CST December 17, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Area educators are opening up the topic of teen suicide for discussion after seeing deaths rise... More >>
15 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:07:00 PM CST December 17, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The first ever "Christmas Countdown" Sunday is giving Jefferson City an opportunity for some last minute Christmas... More >>
21 hours ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 Sunday, December 17, 2017 9:21:00 AM CST December 17, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man charged in an August quadruple homicide that occurred in... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:15:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
NEW BLOOMFIELD - A two-vehicle car wreck Saturday left one dead and two others injured, according to the Missouri State... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:15:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - An event in Columbia today addressed the prevalence of gun violence and misuse of firearms by offering gift... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:04:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – A six-year-old held a hot chocolate stand Saturday outside of a Hy-Vee in Jefferson City to help two... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:51:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The Wyss Medical Foundation donated $2 million to the Missouri Orthapaedic Institute for the work of lead orthopaedic... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:05:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - On Friday, the Columbia Police Department inducted eight new recruits, the largest class of officers in years. ... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:03:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – A new roundabout may be coming to Columbia on one intersection that may cause drivers trouble. The... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:55:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
JACKSONVILLE - An estimated 400 people attended a wreath laying ceremony Saturday at the Jacksonville State Veterans Cemetery. It... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:31:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – Graduation day is long awaited by many and Amy Kiso Bledsoe is no exception. Bledsoe was... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:47:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As Missouri struggles with the epidemic of opioid abuse, no place in the state has been... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:10:14 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 44°
8am 42°
9am 44°
10am 45°
11am 48°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00a
Today
9:00a
Megyn Kelly TODAY
10:00a
Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda
7:00a
Maury
8:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show
9:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
9:01p
Ellen's Game of Games
7:00p
Popstar's Best of 2017
8:00p
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors 2017
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld