Cougars Rout Hocking 97-73 on Sophomore Night

Five Cougars were honored at Sophomore Night on Wednesday.
Five Cougars were honored at Sophomore Night on Wednesday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corey Baker scored a career-high 24 points to help Columbus State rout Hocking 97-73 on Wednesday night. The freshman point guard drained a trio of three-pointers and went 8-for-13 overall.

The win concludes the home season schedule and cements the Cougars #1 seed in the post-season tournament.

Inside the Game

- OCCAC game, 2-0 this season against the Hawks

- Record: Columbus State (15-8, 11-4 OCCAC), Hocking (9-19, 3-13)

Key Points

- The Cougars bested the Hawks in every statistical category.

- Columbus State trailed Hocking until 11:25 left in the first half. A three-point jumper by Keshawn Underwood allowed the Cougars to snatch the lead, which they held the remainder of the game.

Key Statistics

- Playing their last home game, three sophomores had double figure points: Melieck Evans (15), RJ Fairrow (13), and Charles Aden (12).

- Freshmen Shawn Hawkins and Underwood round out the double digit scoring with 15 and 11 points respectively.

- Fairrow had the game's lone double-double with he pulled down 11 boards. He also smacked down a team-high three blocks.

- Evans dished out five assists while Baker accounted for the three of the team's five steals.

- The Cougars limited their turnovers to just 9, the second lowest number of lost possessions in a season.

- Columbus State recorded 21 assists, which marks the 6th game this season with 20+ helpers.

- The Cougars took advantage of Hocking's 16 turnovers, converting them to 21 points.

Up Next

The Cougars travel to Cleveland to take on the Cuyahoga Challengers at 3:00 p.m.

Post-season play begins for the Cougars on Sun, Feb. 24 when they take on #4 Owens at Ohio Christian University. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.