Five Cougars Hit Double Figures in Win Over Lorain County

Austin Bennett scored 19 points in the Cougars' win over Lorain County.
Austin Bennett scored 19 points in the Cougars' win over Lorain County.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A balanced attack for Columbus State led the Cougars to a victory over conference rival Lorain County on Wednesday evening in the Delaware Hall Athletic Center.

Inside the Game

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

- Final Score: Columbus State 87, Lorain County 66

- Record: Columbus State (9-4, 6-0 OCCAC), Lorain County (10-8, 2-4 OCCAC)

Key Points

-The Cougars seized the lead early on, allowing only one tie in the first two minutes of the game.

-Columbus State led by as many as 37 points (2nd quarter).

-The Cougars scored 26 points off of Lorain County's 25 turnovers.

Key Statistics

-Austin Bennett and Charles Aden led the Cougars with 19 points each. Bennett also led all players in assists (6) and steals (4).

-Corey Baker scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. The freshman also committed zero turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

-Shawn Hawkins recorded 13 points and along with Baker, had four assists and three steals.

-Jeremiah Green rounded out the double figures with 11 rebounds to go along with his eight points.

- Every player had at least one steal, two points, and three rebounds

-The game saw the highest accumulated numbers for the season in blocks (6) and steals (17).

Overall Statistical Leaders:

-Baker leads his team in rebounds with 6.2 and assists with 3.8 per game.

-Hawkins leads the team in steals per game with 2.2.

-Bennett leads the Cougars in free throw percentage, making 82.1% at the line.

Up Next:

The Cougars will host the Tri-C Triceratops on Sun, Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Sunday due to possible inclement weather.

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