MO State HS Sports

Women’s Basketball Preview vs. William Woods


Opponent Date / Time
William Woods (Mo.) Saturday, Jan. 29 / 1:00 PM Live Stats Live Video Tickets

Masks will be required by all fans starting on Saturday, Jan. 29

Opening Tip:

  • The Cougars enter the game with an overall record of 16-5 and 9-1 in American Midwest Conference (AMC) action. 
  • William Woods is 6-14 overall and 3-7 in the AMC. 
  • Columbia fell to Lyon in their last outing, 73-71, on a buzzer-beater. 
    • The loss snapped a five-game win-streak.
    • Clare Shetley recorded another double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. 
    • DeLaney Horstman (13), Abby Backes (11), and Peyton Crowe (10) reached double figure point totals in the loss. 
  • William Woods comes into Saturday after blowing out Stephens (Mo.), 53-35, on Thursday. 
    • Natalie Thomas picked up a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. 
    • Sydney Booker joined Thomas in double-figures with 10 points. 
    • The Owls defense held the Stars to single-digits in three of the four quarters, including 11 points total in the second half. 
  • This is the 47th all-time meeting between the two schools, with Columbia holding a 36-11 record. 
    • In the last meeting, the Cougars walked out of Anderson Arena in Fulton, with a 73-40 win on Dec. 4, 2021. 
      • Peyton Crowe (18), Mallory Shetley (16), and DeLaney Horstman (13) led the Cougars in scoring. 
      • Horstman added 10 rebounds for what was her first collegiate double-double 
      • The Cougars shot 51.7-percent from the field (31-60) and 40.0-percent (6-15) from the 3-point line. 
      • Sydney Booker led William Woods with 12 points, the lone Owl in double figures. 
    • Columbia is 23-3 all-time at home against the Owls. 
    • William Woods has not won in Southwell Complex since the 2014-15 season. 
  • Clare Shetley is second in the AMC in rebounds per game (9.7), while Sydney Booker (WWU) is fourth averaging 8.5. 
  • Columbia’s Allison Stiers is third in the conference, shooting 53.1-percent from the field. 
  • The Cougars are tied with Lyon atop the AMC standings with a 9-1 record, while William Woods is tied for sixth at 3-7. 


  • Ticketing in the Arena of Southwell Complex will be limited to one-third capacity in order to allow for more social distancing between stable groups.
  • Season ticket holders WILL NOT be affected, as their tickets are included in the new capacity limit.
  • Remaining single-game tickets will go on sale 48 hours prior to the start of a contest.
    • Students, Faculty, and Staff may claim tickets as normal (Sunday before the game) using their designated passcodes.
  • All tickets MUST be purchased in advance using this link:
  • Fans are strongly encouraged to wear masks while attending.

The Columbia College Athletics Department will continue to monitor health conditions and recommendations and will adapt the policies as needed.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics