Fourth quarter woes lead to loss against Edison

Photo by Paul Vernon
Photo by Paul Vernon

PIQUA, Ohio - Despite staying within a single digit deficit for nearly the first three quarters, the Columbus State women's basketball team (10-9, 4-5 OCCAC) could pull it together in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 34-point loss against the Edison Chargers (18-3, 4-3 OCCAC).

The Cougars doubled their turnovers, had three players foul out, and only scored four points in that final quarter. Additionally, the Chargers held Columbus State to a 28.6% shooting percentage. The Cougars did best Edison in free throw shooting, sinking 76.5% compared to their 58.5%.

Antishay Rahim and Stephanie Newell led the effort on both ends of the court. Rahim nabbed her 15th double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 rebounds while Newell achieved her seventh with 10 points and 11 boards.

Destiny Wooten drained the only three-pointer the Cougars made, scoring eight points total. Allyse Rutter and Nycole Carter each added six while Lia Arnold chipped in three points.

The Cougars return to action on Wed, Feb. 7 for a 5:30 p.m. road game against Lakeland Community College.