MO State HS Sports

Cougars Race Past William Penn to Improve to 4-0

mallory shetley

Columbia, Mo. – The Columbia College women’s basketball team opened the contest on a 17-0 and never looked back in an 84-45 non-conference win over William Penn University Wednesday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
Columbia improved to 4-0 with the win, while William Penn fell to 1-3. The Cougars are off to a 4-0 to start for the second-straight year.
DeLaney Horstman recorded her second double-double of the season with a career-high 26 points and 18 rebounds, while Lexi Miller added 13 and Allison Stiers had 12.
Columbia limited William Penn to 23.9 percent (16-67) shooting from the field, including 4-of-24 from three-point range. The Cougars had a season-high 12 three-pointers and 23 assists, while outrebounding the Statesmen 62-34.
Columbia jumped out to a commanding 17-5 lead after 10 minutes of play, scoring the first 17 points of the game. An 11-0 run by the Cougars to open the second quarter pushed the advantage to 28-5 with 5:55 to play. Horstman had six of 11 points during the run.
Columbia led 42-12 at half after shooting 52.9 percent (18-34) from the field and connected on 6-of-14 three-pointers. Horstman had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars, who had 15 assists on 18 made field goals.
The Statesmen trimmed the advantage to 47-21 after a 7-0 run, but the Cougars answered with an 8-0 run on a pair of threes by Abby Backes and Lexi Miller to push the lead to 57-24 with 3:28 left in the third. Columbia outscored William Penn 21-20 in the third quarter.
Horstman scored six points during a 15-0 run to start the fourth quarter as the lead grew to 78-32.
Faith Putz had 10 points to lead William Penn.
The Cougars host Cottey College on Saturday, November 11 at 1 p.m.
NOTES: Columbia has won six all-time meetings between the two teams … The double-double for Horstman was the 10th of her career … Horstman is averaging a team-best 21.3 points and 12.2 rebounds through four games … Backes dished out a season-best seven assists … The Cougars have limited three of their first four opponents to less than 50 points.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics