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Cougars Record Triple-Digit Win Against Saints

Harrison Vickers

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After outscoring Central Christian College (Mo.) 58-23 in the second half, the No. 23-ranked Columbia College men’s basketball team made their way back into the win column. The Cougars claimed a 106-62 victory over the Saints on School Day in Southwell.

Columbia improves to 8-3 on the season.

In the first three minutes of action, the Saints came out of the gates nailing three successful shots from beyond the arc, taking a 14-8 lead.

With 10:56 on the clock, a jumper from Brock Davis gave the Cougars their first lead of the contest, 27-25.

Columbia went on a 9-0 run, closing out the first half leading 48-39.

Collin Parker added 13 points in the first half, shooting 5-8 from the field and 3-5 from three. Beau Washer also handed out four assists.

Columbia went on an 11-0 run, tying the knot for the Cougars as they led 69-44 with 12:59 remaining in the contest.

The Cougars took a 106-62 final, which was their largest lead of the contest.

Columbia shot 51 percent from the field in the second half, limiting the Saints to just 33 percent.

Collin Parker led all-scorers with 24 points, while Harrison Vickers added 22 points. Isaiah Holden dished out six assists and Marlon Allen brought down 10 rebounds.

Columbia forced eight Central Christian turnovers in the second half, while also bringing down 20 offensive rebounds. The Cougars produced 20 points off turnovers and outscored the Saints 50-12 in the paint.

Columbia hits the road against Ottwa (Kan.) on December 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Ottwa, Kan.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics