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Cougars Extend Home Win Streak to 26 Games

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Columbia, Mo. – The Columbia College women’s basketball team had three players score in double figures in a 60-45 win over Missouri Baptist University Thursday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
Columbia improved to 19-4 (10-2 AMC) with the win, while Missouri Baptist lost its third-straight game and fell to 6-15 (4-8 AMC). The Cougars improved to 12-0 at home this season and has won 26-consecutive home games dating back to last season.
Lexi Miller (13 points), DeLaney Horstman (11 points, 13 rebounds) and Mallory Shetley (11 points, nine rebounds) all scored in double figures for the Cougars, who limited Missouri Baptist to 27.3 percent (15-55) shooting and outrebounded the Spartans 55-38.
The Cougars jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the opening 6:58, limiting the Spartans to 1-of-8 shooting from the field. Horstman had six points in the first quarter as the Cougars held onto a 15-12 lead after 10 minutes of play. Columbia limited Missouri Baptist to 28.6 percent (4-14) shooting from the field and forced six turnovers.
The Cougar lead grew to 20-12 on a lay-up by Mackenzie Hess and forced a Missouri Baptist timeout. A 7-0 run by the Spartans trimmed the advantage to 22-21, but the Cougars closed the half on an 8-2 run to lead 30-23 at half.
Horstman, Miller, Sydney Reddin and Shetley all had six points each for Columbia, who limited Missouri Baptist to 31.0 percent (9-29) shooting in the first half.
The Cougars scored the first six points of the third quarter to extend the lead to 36-23 with 5:48 left, and took a 43-34 lead after three quarters.
Allison Stiers drained a three and then Shetley hit a free-throw to get the lead up to 47-34 with 7:46 left. 
Amar Mansour had a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) for Missouri Baptist, who hit 3-of-18 from three-point range in the loss.
The Cougars return to action on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Game time is set for 1 p.m.
NOTES: Columbia has won six-straight meetings against Missouri Baptist and leads the all-time series 46-2 … The double-double for Horstman was the 13th of the season … The Cougars had a 23-5 advantage in second-chance points.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics