COLUMBUS, Ohio – With a solid inside game on Wednesday, the Columbus State men's basketball team (15-7, 9-4 OCCAC) grabbed a 103-74 win over the nationally-ranked Lorain County Community College.
The Cougars sunk in 60 of their points in the paint and managed to pull down 61 rebounds against the Commodores. By comparison, Lorain County had 32points in the paint and 43 rebounds. Additionally, Columbus State converted 23 offensive rebounds into 28 points.
Mario Young led the game with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 at the line. Young also grabbed seven rebounds and had pair of assists, steals, and blocks.
Malieck Evans came off the bench to add 14 points and five rebounds while Chris Byrd rounded out the double-digit scoring with 11 points. Both Evans and Bird dished out four assists.
Columbus State is back in action on Wednesday, traveling to Cleveland to take on Cuyahoga. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m.