MO State HS Sports

Cougars Prevail Over Tigers

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The (RV) Columbia College men’s basketball team stayed the course in their match up against Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) this evening at the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic, locking in an 89-77 victory.

Dakota Wesleyan came out of the gates connecting on four-straight three pointers, as the Tigers led 12-9. With 5:56 to go in the first half, the Tigers took their largest lead of the contest with a 12-point edge over the Cougars.

The Tigers shot an astonishing 61 percent from the arc in the first half of action, knocking down 12 of 18. Columbia managed to shoot 47 percent from the field in the first half, while Collin Parker led all scorers heading into halftime with 15 points. The Cougars faced a one-point deficit at the break.

In a back-and-forth contest, Harrison Vickers knocked down two back-to-back three pointers with 6:23 left in the game, giving Columbia momentum down the stretch. This extended the Cougar lead, 76-72.  

Columbia continued to gain leverage producing a 13-0 run with under five minutes remaining. The Cougars prevailed taking an 89-77 advantage over the Tigers.

Columbia improves to 5-1 on the season and will take the court against (RV) Briar Cliff (Iowa) tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics