KIRTLAND, Ohio –The Columbus State men's basketball team (3-3, 2-0 OCCAC) picked up a conference win on Wednesday in a road contest with Lakeland Community College (5-2, 1-1 OCCAC). In a game that saw five ties and six lead changes, the Cougars managed to pull off the victory with effective rebounding and put-backs. Columbus State also converted Lakeland's 19 turnovers into 17 points.
Three Cougars scored in double-digits in the win including Keshawn Underwood, who had a career-best 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field. Melieck Evans and Antwon Hampton each contributed ten points while Corey Baker put away eight points for the offense.
Austin Bennett added six points while Charles Aden and RJ Fairrow chipped in five points apiece. Bennett, Fairrow, and Shawn Hawkins led the rebounding effort with six boards and Hampton pulled down a career-best five boards. Hawkins also led the team in steals with three.
The Cougars are back in action when they travel to Sinclair in Dayton on Saturday, December 1. Tip-off is 3:00 p.m.