MO State HS Sports

Six Score in Double Figures as Cougars Get 10th Win

trendon tisdale

Columbia, Mo. – The Columbia College men’s basketball team had six players score in double figures in a 93-65 non-conference win over Ozark Christian College Thursday at the Arena of Southwell Complex. The game was played as an exhibition for Ozark Christian.
Columbia won its second-consecutive game to improve to 10-4, while Ozark Christian remained at 4-6.
Marlon Allen and Isaiah Holden led the Cougars with 14 points each, while Harrison Vickers (13), Trendon Tisdale (12), Trever Moore (10) and Collin Parker (10) also scored in double figures.
The Cougars shot a season-high 55.9 percent (38-68) from the field and hit 11-of-27 from three-point range. Columbia had a 46-30 advantage on the glass and outscored Ozark Christian 50-22 in the paint.
Ozark Christian had a 12-9 advantage in the opening six minutes of the contest, but a 7-0 run by the Cougars gave them a 16-12 lead after a bucket by Beau Washer. Tisdale canned back-to-back threes to highlight an 8-0 run and pushed the lead to double figures (24-14) with 8:24 to play before half. Ozark Christian missed 10-straight shots at one point.
Columbia took a 38-25 lead to half after limiting Ozark Christian to 29.0 percent (9-31) from the field and dominating points in the paint 20-8. Tisdale led the Cougars with 12 points on 3-of-5 three-point shooting.
Vickers drained consecutive shots from beyond the arc to give the Cougars a 46-34 lead, and then a 10-0 run by the Cougars pushed the advantage to 60-42 with 12:18 to play. Parker scored on four-straight possessions and pushed the Columbia lead to 70-48 with 8:17 to play.
Danny Foster (14 points), Joel Pugh (13) and Andre Johnson (10) scored in double figures for Ozark Christian, who hit 14-of-17 from the free-throw line in the loss.
The Cougars return to American Midwest Conference (AMC) play on Thursday, Jan. 11 at Missouri Baptist University. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
NOTES: This was the first meeting in school history between the two teams … The Cougars are 26-3 at home the past two seasons … The Cougars had a 17-7 advantage in second-chance points … Columbia has hit 10 or more threes in four-straight games .. The 14 points for Holden was a career high.

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