Staggs Powered Cougars to Win Over Lorain County

Whitney Staggs led all players in all five statistical categories on Wednesday night against Lorain County.
Whitney Staggs led all players in all five statistical categories on Wednesday night against Lorain County.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman Whitney Staggs led all players in all five categories in the Cougars' victory over Lorain County Community College Wednesday evening in the Delaware Hall Athletic Center.

Inside the Game

-OCCAC game, 1st meeting for the 2018-19 season

- Final Score: Columbus State 90, Lorain County 68

- Record: Columbus State (3-10, 2-4 OCCAC), Lorain County (8-10, 2-4 OCCAC)

Key Points

-The Cougars seized the lead from the get-go, scoring the first 14 points of the game.

-Columbus State led by as many as 22 points (3rd quarter).

-The Cougars scored 33 points off of Lorain County's 27 turnovers.

Key Statistics

-Staggs led all scorers with 34 points, her second highest career scoring in a game. She also pulled down 17 rebounds for her 12th career double-double. The Whetstone grad also had a career high in assists (7) and steals (6) while smacking down a game-high two blocks.

-Melia Walder had her third straight double-double with a career-high 19 points along with 14 boards.

-Saraysia Nelson saw career highs for points (16) and steals (5).

-Tezzaeria Christian had a career-best four assists while Madison Miles grabbed a career-high six rebounds.

-Rahnia Price rounds out the double-figure scoring with ten points.

-The game saw the second-highest accumulated numbers for the season in four categories: points (90), rebounds (60), assists (22), and steals (17).

Overall Statistical Leaders:

-Staggs currently leads the conference in rebounds per game (14.3).

Up Next:

The Cougars will host the Tri-C Triceratops on Sun, Jan. 20 at 5:00 p.m. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Sunday due to possible inclement weather.

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