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Cougars Hold on For Overtime Win at Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City, Okla. – Mallory Shetley scored a season-high 33 points and DeLaney Horstman added a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Columbia College women’s basketball team to a 76-68 overtime win at Oklahoma City University Tuesday at Abe Lemons Arena.
The Cougars outscored the Stars 10-2 in the extra time, limiting the host to 1-of-10 shooting from the field. Jerzie Bryant hit a three for Oklahoma City at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.
Columbia won its fourth-straight game to improve to 9-2, while Oklahoma City fell to 2-6 with the loss. The Cougars are off to a 9-2 start for the first time since the 2019-20 season.
Abby Backes, who did not score in the first 35 minutes, finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes played. Columbia shot 76.2 percent (16-21) from the free-throw line in the win, including 6-of-6 in overtime. The Cougars also outrebounded the Stars 55-42.
Horstman and Shetley combined to score 11-straight points as the Cougars jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter. The Cougars took their largest lead of the game (16-7) following a three-pointer by Lexi Miller, but the Stars ended the quarter on a 7-0 run to trim the advantage to 16-13.
Columbia struggled from the field in the quarter hitting 5-of-19 (26.3 percent), but dominated the glass 13-6. Horstman and Shetley combined for 13 points.
Oklahoma City scored the first four points of the second quarter to extend the run to 10-0 and regain the 17-16 lead with 8:58 left before half. Horstman scored the final six points of the quarter to break a tie and give the Cougars a 31-25 at the break.
Shetley (13 points), Horstman (12) and Miller (6) collectively scored all 31 points for the  Cougars in the first half, who limited Oklahoma City to 30.3 percent shooting (10-33) and did not allow a three. 
Mackenzie Hess drilled a three to put the Cougars up 41-34, but an 11-4 run by the Stars tied the game at 45-45 with 1:58 left in the third. Columbia led 48-45 after three quarters following a bucket by Lexi Miller with 31 seconds left.
An 8-0 run by Oklahoma City put the Stars up 55-53 with 5:32 to play, but Backes connected on a corner three to put the Cougars up 56-55. Backes hit another three, this time from the wing, to extend the lead to 59-57 with 2:57 to play.
Tied at 59-59 with 2:17 to play, Shetley recorded an old-fashioned three-point play to put the Cougars up three. She scored on a lay-up on the next trip to get the lead back to three with 1:27 to play.
Jazmin Adams (16 points), Bryant (16), and Ray Osborn (12) scored in double figures for Oklahoma City, who had 10 blocks and shot 35.4 percent (28-79) from the field in the loss.
The Cougars return to American Midwest Conference (AMC) play on Sunday, Dec. 10 at RV Stephens College. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.
NOTES: – Oklahoma City leads the all-time series 2-1 and the teams met for the first time in 20 years … The double-double for Horstman was her sixth of the season … Allison Stiers tied a season-high with nine rebounds and added three steals in the win.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics