MO State HS Sports

Stiers Scores 1,000th Point in Win Over Ozark Christian

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Columbia, Mo. – Graduate student Allison Stiers filled up the stat sheet with eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists and scored the 1,000th point of her career as the Columbia College women’s basketball team posted an 83-31 win over Ozark Christian College Thursday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
Stiers became the 18th member of the 1,000-point club with a three-pointer from the wing with 8:44 left in the third quarter. 
Columbia set a single-game school record with 78 rebounds, outrebounding Ozark Christian 78-31. The Cougars also had a 32-4 advantage in second-chance points and 25-6 in points off turnovers.
Columbia won its second-consecutive game to improve to 11-3, while Ozark Christian remained at 4-2. The Cougars have won 22-straight home games and are 26-1 at home the last two seasons.
DeLaney Horstman recorded her eighth double-double of the year with 19 points and a single-game school record 21 rebounds, while Mackenzie Hess had 18 points and Mallory Shetley added 12.
Hess scored seven of the first 11 points on a pair of three-pointers as Columbia led 11-7 in the opening four minutes of the contest. The Cougars connected on 8-of-9 from the field during a 20-0 run to end the first quarter and take a 33-10 advantage. 
Horstman had 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the quarter as Columbia shot 52.4 percent (11-21) from the field and hit four threes.
Madison Weydert ignited an 8-2 run with a pair of buckets midway through the second quarter as the Cougars lead grew to 45-14 with 3:44 left before half.
Columbia led 51-20 after 20 minutes of play behind 13 points and nine rebounds from Horstman and 12 points from Hess.
Hess drilled a three-pointer and then converted an old-fashioned three-point play to highlight a 14-0 run as the Columbia lead extended to 68-22 with 2:03 left in the third quarter. The Cougars outscored Ozark Christian 17-4 in the quarter to take a 68-24 lead.  
Dina Marchoud and Kyndall Scott had seven points each for Ozark Christian, who shot 17.9 percent (10-56) from the field and hit just 2-of-20 from three-point range.
The Cougars return to American Midwest Conference (AMC) play on Tuesday, January 9th, as they play host to Stephens College. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.
NOTES: This was the first meeting in school history between the two teams … The game was played as an exhibition for Ozark Christian … Mya Miller added three points and tied a career-high 10 rebounds off the bench.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics