Men’s Basketball Closes out 2018 Undefeated in Conference Play

Corey Baker drives the ball to the basket in Saturday's win over Owens.
Corey Baker drives the ball to the basket in Saturday's win over Owens.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – At the last home game of 2018, the Columbus State Cougars trounced the Owens Express 107-61 on Saturday afternoon in the Delaware Hall Athletic Center. The Cougars (7-4, 4-0 OCCAC) accumulated triple digit points for the first time this season in the dominating 46-point victory over Owens (2-14, 0-4 OCCAC). Never relinquishing the lead, Columbus State led in nearly every statistical category with each player on the team notching a stat.

The team had season-highs in defensive rebounds (33) and assists (25) while tying their season-best in steals (17). They forced 31 turnovers on Owens while turning them into 31 points.

Six Cougars scored in double figures in the win including sophomores RJ Fairrow and Melieck Evans with 19 and 18 points respectively. Jeremiah Green had 14 points while Charles Aden tallied 13 for the offense. Corey Baker and Shawn Hawkins each contributed 12 points apiece.

Evans had a game-high 11 boards and seven assists for his second season double-double while Baker recorded nine rebounds, six assists, and three steals.

The Cougars return to action after winter break on Wed, Jan. 9 when they host Clark State at 7:30 p.m.

Statistical Leaders

-Evans leads the team in points per game with 11.1

-Green leads the team in field goal percentage with 66.7% while averaged 8 points per game

-Baker leads in assists (3.5) and rebounds (5.7)

-Hawkins leads in steals per game with 2.1