MO State HS Sports

Women’s Basketball Opens AMC Play with Double Digit Win

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Columbia, Mo. – The Columbia College women’s basketball team added another win to their record this evening, defeating Lyon (Ark.) 67-53 in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) season opener. The Cougars improve to 8-3 (1-0 AMC) on the season, while the Scots fall to 5-4 (0-1 AMC).
Both teams’ first quarter was slow going, but back-to-back three’s by Mackenzie Dubbert and Peyton Crowe got the Cougars going for the start of the second period, 15-11. Columbia shot 37.5 percent from the field, while Lyon recorded a 42.7 percent field goal percentage.
The Scots came within one after a successful “and-one” attempt from Jade Giron, but that was the closest they would get the rest of the game at 15-14. Columbia extended their lead to ten halfway through the period after a made jump shot from Kamryn Mennemeyer, 27-17. Lyon made it interesting going on a 7-0 run to get within three points at 27-24. Going into the half, the Cougars held a 34-29 advantage.
To start the second half, Columbia produced a 7-0 run, resulting in a 12-point Cougar lead, 41-29. Lyon cut their deficit down to six, shooting 29.4 percent from the field. Columbia held a 49-43 edge over the Scots heading into the final period.
The fight from Lyon did not stay long as Columbia went on an 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter. The Cougars took the largest lead of the game of 15 with 3:58 remaining on the clock, 61-46. Columbia led the rest of the way, gaining a 67-53 victory.
Key Moment:
At the start of the fourth quarter, an 8-0 run beginning with a layup from Mallory Shetley gave the Cougars the momentum to produce a 67-53 edge over the Scots.
By the Numbers:
28-24 – The Scots recorded 28 points in the paint compared to 24 points from Columbia
48-35 – Columbia shot 48 percent from the field while Lyon shot 35 percent
Columbia College Leaders:
Scoring Leader – Mackenzie Dubbert – 16
Rebounding Leader – Clare Shetley – 9
Assist Leader – Mallory Shetley – 4
Steals Leader – Clare Shetley – 3
Lyon Leaders:
Scoring Leader – Jade Giron – 16
Rebounding Leader – Jade Giron – 16
Assist Leader – Haley Wesley – 2
Steals Leader – Jade Giron – 4
Socket Player of the Game
Mackenzie Dubbert led the Cougars with 16 points, shot 50% from behind the arc, and grabbed three rebounds. 
Up Next:
The Cougars will take on William Woods (Mo.) on Saturday, December 4, at 1:00 p.m.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics