MO State HS Sports

Women’s Basketball Falls at Home to USAO


Columbia, Mo. – The Columbia College women’s basketball team fell in a hard-fought contest against (RV) University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, 80-75.
The Cougars fall to 9-4 on the season, while USAO improves to 10-3.
The Drovers jumped out to a quick 11-2 lead before CC came storming back to close the gap to three points (15-12). The Cougars kept the game within striking distance but trailed 23-19 at the end of the first quarter, 23-19.
The two teams matched each other in the second period before the Drovers would extend the lead back to double digits (41-31) with 2:11 left in the first half. At the break, the lead would remain in double figures (45-33).
The Cougars chipped away at the Drovers lead and tied the game at 58-58 with 3:12 left in the period. CC could never get the basket to give them the lead as USAO took a 66-63 advantage into the last period.
CC scored the first five points of the final period, including a three-point field goal from Mackenzie Dubbert to give them the 68-66 lead. The Drovers answered with the following six points to regain the lead, 72-70. CC continued to battle, but USAO left Southwell Arena with an 80-75 win.
Key Moment:
After Columbia took a 68-66 lead in the fourth quarter, USAO scored the following six points to give them the lead for good.
By the Numbers:
11 – CC drained 11 three-pointers. 
46 – The Drovers had 46 points in the paint. 
41-28 – Columbia held a sizable advantage in rebounds. 
19 – The Cougars tied a season-high with 19 assists.  
Columbia Leaders:
Scoring Leader – Mallory Shetley (22)
Rebounding Leader – Clare Shetley (15)
Assist Leader – Mallory Shetley / Mackenzie Dubbert (5)
Steals Leader – Clare Shetley (5)
Science & Arts Leaders:
Scoring Leader – Milagros Carrera (37)
Rebounding Leader – Milagros Carrera (6)
Assist Leader – Five tied with one
Steals Leader – Jessica Palmer (5)
Up Next:
The Cougars are off until Dec. 31 when they host St. Mary (Kan.) at 1:00 PM.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics