Codner-Pinto reaches 1,000 career points as women's basketball earns big win over Tri-C

Codner-Pinto reaches 1,000 career points as women's basketball earns big win over Tri-C

COLUMBUS, Ohio —Sophomore guard Carli Codner-Pinto became the second player in Columbus State women's basketball history to score 1,000 career points as the Cougars defeated Cuyahoga Community College (18-6, 8-4 OCCAC) 83-67 on Wednesday evening.

The Cougars had four players in score double figures as sophomore Hunter Kershaw led the way with 24 points. Codner-Pinto sunk in 21 while Antishay Rahim and Keyvona Davis added 14 and 12 points respectively. Rahim shot a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line. She and Davis also picked up double-doubles with Davis' team-high 14 rebounds and Rahim's 12 boards. 

Allyse Rutter dished out a career-high 10 assists while Katlyn Ray had career-highs in rebounds (4) and assists (3). Both Rutter and Ray chipped in six points each.

Codner-Pinto reached the milestone on a free-throw right at the end of the third quarter. The 21-point game puts her at 1,004 points, just 59 points away from breaking the school record set by Keesha Ferebee from 1999-2001.

Columbus State shot 47.6% from the floor on 30-of-63 shooting. The Cougars went 20-of-28 from the foul line and saw their best shooting in the fourth quarter.

Cuyahoga was up 38-37 at the half when the Cougars emerged stronger with a balanced attack in motion. Columbus State had 23 points in the third and fourth quarters while Tri-C tallied 16 and 13 correspondingly.

Other highlights from the night include Kershaw hitting the mark for 800 career points and Davis accumulating 500 career points to go along with her 500+ rebounds.

The Cougars (10-12, 6-6) return to action on Sat, Feb.18 when they face No. 2 DII Owens in Perrysburg, Ohio. Tip-off is at 1:00 p.m.