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Parker and Moore Lift Cougars to Senior Day Win

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Columbia, Mo. – Collin Parker scored 25 points and Trever Moore added a career-best 18 to lift the Columbia College men’s basketball team to a 74-67 Senior Day victory over William Woods University Saturday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
The Cougars outscored the Owls 8-0 in the final 1:56 after trailing by a point (67-66). 
Prior to the contest, Columbia honored its seven seniors: Marlon Allen, Brock Davis, Luka Ivkovic, Dogukan Kara, Trever Moore, Trendon Tisdale and Beau Washer.
Columbia won its fourth-straight game to improve to 21-5 (11-2 AMC), while William Woods had its six-game win streak snapped and fell to 16-8 (8-4 AMC). The Cougars shot 46.0 percent (23-50) from the field with 12 threes in the win, and was 16-of-20 from the foul line.
William Woods hit its first four shots from the field and led 11-2 early on, and then a three-point play by Francis Okwuosah made it a double-digit advantage (17-7). Columbia trimmed the lead to 20-15, but a 7-0 run by the Owls made it 27-15.
Tisdale canned a wing three to get the lead down to eight (30-22), but the Owls hit three from beyond the arc in the final 3:22 to take a 40-31 lead to half. William Woods hit 10-of-21 threes in the first half. Parker had nine points to lead the Cougars.
Allen scored five-straight points to trim the advantage to 42-39, and then a pair of three-throws by Moore cut the advantage to two (48-46). Parker scored 10-straight points for the Cougars, and his second three got the lead down to one (56-55) with 9:01 to play.
Parker’s fourth three-pointer of the contest tied the game at 63-63 with 4:59 left, and then a three-pointer by Moore from the top of the key gave the Cougars their second lead of the game at 66-65 with 2:57 to play.
Nate Schwartze (15 points) and Okwuosah (14 points, 12 rebounds) scored in double figures for William Woods, who hit 14 threes and had a 39-30 rebounding advantage in the loss.
The Cougars play their final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday, February 20 at the College of the Ozarks. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
NOTES: Columbia leads the all-time series with William Woods 30-8 … The Cougars have both drained 10 or more threes 10 times this season … Moore was 6-of-7 (3-3 3FG) from the field and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line … The Cougars have recorded 21 or more wins in three-straight years … Columbia is 15-1 at home this season and 32-3 the last two seasons … Parker moved into 10th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,343 points.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics