Cougar Women’s Basketball Loses Opener to DII Edison State

Qiyje' January led the scoring effort for the Cougars on Wednesday.
Qiyje' January led the scoring effort for the Cougars on Wednesday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite solid first and fourth quarters, the Columbus State women's basketball team couldn't recover from a mid-game slump against Edison State Community College on Wednesday evening.

The Cougars shot a dismal 21.6%, compared to Edison State's 35.2%. On a brighter note, Columbus State did force 31 turnovers on the Chargers and scored 19 points off those lost possessions.

Qiyje' January and Annika Wilson led the offense effort with 11 and 9 points respectively. January's points include a game-high trio of three-pointers while Wilson went 3-for-4 shooting from the field.

Whitney Staggs and Melia Walder put away six points each while McKenna Cummins poured in five points inside the paint. Staggs snatched a team-high seven rebounds and matched Wilson's four steals. Cummins pulled down six boards while Walder had five rebounds. Malia Williams blocked a game-high two balls in the effort.

Next up, the Cougars hit the road for the Montgomery College Tournament, held in Rockville, Maryland Nov. 9 – 10. They will face the host and Frederick College, both DIII schools.