Lady Cougars Fall On the Road to No. 13 Campbellsville
Campbellsville, Ky. -- The Lady Cougar basketball dropped a road game at Campbellsville (Ky.) University by the score of 73-59 on Monday night. Columbia, ranked No. 21 in the NAIA Preseason Top 25 Poll, falls to 4-3 on the year with the defeat, their second loss to the Tigers (6-2) this season.
The Lady Cougars allowed Campbellsville to get to the free-throw line 45 times on the night and the Tigers were able to convert on 33 of those attempts to finish at 73 percent for the game. Despite being held to just 31 percent shooting and 2 of 18 from beyond the arc, Campbellsville's advantage at the charity stripe proved too much to overcome as Columbia shot 38 percent from the field and hit just 3 of 12 (25 percent) from three-point range. The Lady Cougars kept the rebounding margin close at 45-41, but committed 32 turnovers and allowed the Tigers to rack up 51 points in the paint.
Heather English finished as the lone Columbia player in double figures with 18 points on eight for 13 shooting. Lily Abreu added nine points and a team-high five rebounds.
Campbellsville was led by Mrashi Karumba with 14 points.
The Lady Cougars will make the trip to Williamsburg, Ky. tomorrow to take on the No. 18 ranked University of the Cumberlands at 4:00 p.m. The two teams met on November 3rd in Columbia, with the Patriots claiming a 70-65 victory.