CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – After two losses to the nationally-ranked Owens Express, the Columbus State women's basketball team was hoping to cause an upset at Ohio Christian University on Monday night. The loss marks the end of the 2018-19 season for the Cougars while the Express advance to the district championship.
Inside the Game
- Region XII DIII Championship. 0-3 against Owens this season.
- Final Score: Owens 74, Columbus State 62.
- Record: Columbus State (7-18, 4-10 OCCAC), Owens (22-8, 14-2 OCCAC)
- The Cougars committed less turnovers than Owens (12-18) and scored more points off their lost possessions (15-7).
- Despite Owens leading by as many as 20 points, the Cougars managed to chip away at it, getting as close as six points.
- Melia Walder led all players with a career-best 16 rebounds, along with scoring 15 points and dishing out three assists.
- Saraysia Nelson matched Walder's 15 points.
- Whitney Staggs added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
- Tezzaeria Christian chipped in ten points and a team-high three steals.