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Cougars Earn Conference Win Over Eutectics

Baylie Combs

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Columbia College women’s basketball team recorded a conference win against the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy (Mo.) (UHSP) this afternoon, securing a 74-45 advantage.

Columbia improves to 14-3 on the season and 6-1 in the American Midwest Conference (AMC).

UHSP came out of the gates on a 7-0 run, while Columbia made their first bucket of the game midway through the first quarter. The Eutectics led the Cougars 17-11 at the end of the first period.

The Eutectics recorded one free throw to begin the second quarter, but it was all Columbia on the road to come. The Cougars began their dominate offensive presence, gathering a 25-2 run heading into the half, taking a 38-20 advantage. Lexi Miller added 10 points and two steals, while DeLaney Horstman recorded eight points and nine rebounds in the second quarter.

Despite shooting 27 percent from the field in the first period, Columbia recovered shooting nearly 50 percent from the field and the three point line in the proceeding quarter. The Cougars also held the Eutectics to three points and a 7.1 field goal percentage in the second quarter.

Columbia jumped to a quick 16-0 run and recorded their largest lead of the game with 3:48 remaining in the third quarter, 54-20. The Cougar defense held the Eutectics nearly seven minutes without any offensive action. Columbia led 58-32 after the third quarter.

The Cougars cruised to a 74-45 victory, outrebounding the Eutectics 49-28 while collecting 19 offensive boards. Columbia also saw 32 points in the paint to UHSP’s 12.

Columbia is back in action on January 18 at 5:30 p.m. on the road against Hannibal-LaGrange.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics