Women's basketball goes 0-2 at tough MC Tournament

ROCKVILLE, Maryland - The Columbus State women's basketball team got off to a rough start on the road with two losses to host Montgomery College and Niagara County Community College this past weekend.

On Saturday, sophomore Carli Codner-Pinto led Columbus State with 21 points, including going 10-for-11 at the free throw line. Sophomore Hunter Kershaw just missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds while freshman Nycole Carter sunk in 11 points for the Cougars.

Freshman Antishay Rahim pulled a game-high 13 boards along with seven points. Sophomore Ameerah Attia grabbed eight rebounds and chipped in four points while freshman Morgan Noble added four rebounds and a pair of points and assists. Freshman Elizabeth Harris had a good defensive game with four rebounds and a team-high three steals. Montgomery won the game 94-57.

In Sunday's game against Niagara, Carli Codner-Pinto and Hunter Kershaw led the Cougars with 17 and 14 points respectively.  Nycole Carter tallied seven points and Elizabeth Harris contributed five points. Antishay Rahim put up three points while Ameerah Attia and Zyna Ujunwa chipped two points. Codner-Pinto dished out a game-high seven assists while Rahim pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds along with a team-high two steals. Attia and Ujunwa each snagged five rebounds. The final score was 91-50.

The Cougars (0-3) return to action on Saturday, traveling to Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York.