Cougars Open Quality Inn Thanksgiving Classic with Win

6 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 23 2012 Nov 23, 2012 Friday, November 23, 2012 9:06:59 PM CST November 23, 2012 in Basketball
Source: Cindy Fotti - Press Release

COLUMBIA -- In the first day of the Quality Inn Thanksgiving Classic in the Arena of Southwell Complex, the Columbia Cougars scored a victory, defeating Central Bible College 90-51. The win moves Columbia to 6-0 on the season.

The Cougars started slow, allowing the Spartans to trade baskets with them throughout the first 10 minutes of the half. However, it didn't take long for Columbia to hit their stride and take a 46-26 advantage at the break on 46 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Columbia ran away with the contest in the opening minutes of the second half with an 11-2 run that eventually led to a 30-point advantage midway through the half. The Cougars maintained the lead with 57 percent shooting from the field and forcing the visiting squad into 24 turnovers. Columbia converted the Spartan miscues into 28 points to walk away with the win.

Columbia outrebounded Central Bible 43-30. Devin Griffin led Columbia with 17 points and four assists. Zach Rockers and Derrick Dilworth had 14 and 12 points, respectively. Hal Payne chipped in 11 points and Jordan Dressler had 10, Marquette Murrell led the Cougars on the boards with seven rebounds while Chantel Stanciel dished out seven assists.

In the first game of the evening in the Quality Inn Thanksgiving Classic, McPherson College defeated Hannibal-LaGrange University 74-56. Three players scored in double figures to pace McPherson, led by Samson Shivers with 16 points. Aril Meuel was the leading scorer for McPherson with 17 points.

Action continues on Saturday in the Quality Inn Classic in the Arena of Southwell Complex. At 1 p.m., Hannibal will face Central Bible. Columbia will square off against McPherson at 3 p.m. Following the final contest, a five-member all-classic team, as well as a most valuable player, will be announced.

More News

Grid
List
GASCONADE COUNTY - The sex of human remains found in the Gasconade River have been identified as male, according to... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 8:09:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Sophomore forward Jontay Porter officially declared for the 2019 NBA Draft via Twitter Friday. pic.twitter.com/AHj67OWmqi... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 6:35:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in Sports
ROCHEPORT - Missouri State Parks said a tunnel on the Katy Trail will be closed for at least another month,... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 6:32:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — High winds are causing two power outages originally affecting more than 1500 customers, Columbia Water & Light said.... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 6:23:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — The Missouri Secretary of State’s office awarded a “Spotlight on Literacy” grant to Daniel Boone Regional Library for... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 5:46:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A well-known radio personality in St. Louis is facing sex-related charges. ... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 4:52:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
FULTON — A building on the Missouri School for the Deaf's campus may become the new location of a county... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 3:44:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Office of Emergency Management apologized Friday after accidentally sending out numerous severe weather alerts from... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 3:03:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Attorney Stephen Wyse wants Governor Mike Parson to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the relationship and alliance... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 2:39:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education approved a new compensation plan at Thursday's regular work session. The board voted... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 2:38:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - With April 20, or 4/20, falling on a weekend this year, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is preparing... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 1:56:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's House speaker said he doesn't plan on taking further action to discipline a House member... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 1:16:25 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
FARMINGTON (AP) — The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader admitted Friday to fatally shooting her husband. ... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 12:48:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri and Chancellor Alexander Cartwright released the fiscal budget for 2020, including a reallocation of... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 12:43:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Police took two drivers into custody Thursday night after separate chases. One involved a woman accused... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 12:37:00 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Police cited four businesses in the past two weeks for selling alcohol to an 18-year-old. The... More >>
10 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 10:45:00 AM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A trial date has been set for one of the men charged with murder in a November 2018... More >>
14 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 7:27:00 AM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A former St. Joseph Boy Scout leader has been sentenced to six years in prison without... More >>
14 hours ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 6:39:00 AM CDT April 19, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 51°
10pm 51°
11pm 50°
12am 48°
1am 47°