MO State HS Sports

Women’s Basketball Knocks Off Unbeaten Grand View


Columbia, Mo. – The (RV) Columbia College women’s basketball team defeated Grand View (Iowa), 85-81, on Saturday afternoon. With this victory, the Cougars improved to 4-2 in the season, while Grand View was dealt their first loss and fell to 4-1. 

Columbia came out quick, scoring six of the first eight points of the game. With just under eight minutes in the quarter, Grand View went on a 14-0 scoring run to take the lead (16-8). The Vikings held onto their lead for the remainder of the opening frame. 

The Cougars continued to battle with the Vikings, but Grand Views’ lead reached double digits at the 1:59 mark of the second period (42-31). In the second quarter, Columbia shot almost 73-percent from the field (8-11, 72.7- percent), but Grand View held on to a 45-35 lead heading into the intermission. 

The Vikings did not hold back, pushing their lead to a game-high 15-points, 62-47, with 3:01 left in the third stanza. The Cougars immediately responded with 11-straight points to cut the Vikings lead to just four points going into the final quarter. 

Both teams battled to take the lead, with neither team holding a sizable advantage. With 3:40 remaining, the Vikings had a 78-74 lead, but the Cougars ended the game on an 11-3 run to edge out Grand View.

Key Moment:
The Cougars ended the third quarter on an 11-0 run, cutting their deficit to four points (62-58) heading into the fourth quarter. 

By the Numbers:
32-30 – Columbia had two more field goals than Grand View
42.9-percent – 28.6-percent – The Cougars 3-point percentage compared to the Vikings
15 – Vikings largest lead over the Cougars
20-17 – Grand View had three more points from the bench than the Cougars

Columbia College Leaders:
Scoring Leader – Abby Backes / Mallory Shetley (17)
Rebounding Leader – Mackenzie Dubbert / Clare Shetley (10)
Assist Leader – Abby Backes / Mallory Shetley (4)
Steals Leader – Bria Jones (1)

Grand View University Leaders:
Scoring Leader – Shannon Pisney (29)
Rebounding Leader – Shannon Pisney (13)
Assist Leader – Maddie Ahlstrom (7)
Steals Leader – Kelly Leerar (2)

Socket Player of the Game
Abby Backes – Shot 46-percent from the field, putting up 17 points and adding four rebounds and four assists. 

Up Next:
The Cougars will travel to Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Nov. 16 to take on the William Penn (Iowa) Statesmen. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics