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Cougars Drop Non-Conference Game Against Eagles

Beau Washer

FAYETTE, Mo. – The (RV) Columbia College men’s basketball team fell short against (RV) Central Methodist (Mo.) this evening, 77-70.

Columbia moves to 3-1 on the season.

Columbia came out of the gates strong in the first half, producing a field goal percentage of 48 percent, shooting 16-33.

The Cougars and Eagles kept a close contest until midway through the first stanza, as Central Methodist took an eight-point advantage, the largest of the half.

After a timeout taken, Columbia responded with a 12-0 run, starting with a successful and one shot from Beau Washer. Carson Parker also added two buckets of his own during the stretch, while CC regained the lead. Heading into the half, Columbia held a 42-33 advantage, representing their largest advantage of the half.

Trendon Tisdale hit back-to-back three pointers coming out of the locker room, bringing the Cougar lead to 11. Columbia found themselves up by as many as 14 at the midway point of the final half, 63-49.

The Eagles plugged away at the Cougar lead, collecting 44 second half points, while Columbia’s offensive presence declined, shooting 30 percent from the field. In the last five and a half minutes of action, CMU went on a 17-0 run, taking the game 77-70.

Trendon Tisdale led the Cougars with 23 points, while Marlon Allen and Beau Washer brought down seven rebounds. Isaiah Holden also added five assists on the night.

Columbia returns to action at home on November 21 at 7:00 p.m. against Evangel (Mo.).

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics