MO State HS Sports

Cougars Overcome Indians

trendon tisdale

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Columbia College men’s basketball team took on non-conference foe Haskell Indian Nations this evening, earning a 74-54 victory.

Columbia improves to 15-4 on the season.

In a back-and-forth opening half, the Cougars and the Indians saw eight ties, while the Cougar lead peaked at eight points going into the half.

Columbia collected a 4-0 run after a layup from Beau Washer with 14:33 on the clock.

Midway through the first half, Harrison Vickers secured a pair of free throws, allowing a 25-19 Cougar lead.

Columbia took their largest lead of the half after a three-pointer from Marlon Allen, 41-34.

The Cougars went into the locker rooms shooting 36 percent from the field, holding a 42-34 advantage.

Collin Parker led the Cougars with 11 points, while Trendon Tisdale and Marlon Allen led the way with five rebounds apiece.

Columbia continued to develop their lead, taking a 5-0 run out of the half, 47-34.

Haskell cut the Columbia lead to seven, but that is all that was in store for the Indians.

With 1:15 remaining in the contest, the Cougars notched their largest lead of 22, and would hold out for a 74-54 victory.

Trevor Moore produced a season-high of 15 points leading the Columbia scoring.

Two Cougars added double-doubles in Marlon Allen with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Collin Parker accumulating 13 points and 12 rebounds. Isaiah Holden dished out seven assists on the night.

The Cougars return back to Southwell as they take on Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) January 25 at 7:30 p.m. 

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics