KIRTLAND, Ohio – The Columbus State men's basketball team picked up two wins over the weekend at the Lakeland Tournament in northeastern Ohio.
Inside the Games
-Defeated DII Erie and DII Lakeland
- Record: 2-1 overall
Game One: Columbus State 98, Erie 85
-The Cougars shot 48.4% overall (30-for-62) while holding Erie to 38.4%. They also out-rebounded the Kats 49-27).
-This marks the first win for Columbus State of the season after dropping a season-opening loss to Schoolcraft.
-Jeremiah Green led the team with 17 points on 7-for-19 shooting. He also grabbed five rebounds and smacked down two blocks.
Game Two: Columbus State 84, Lakeland 75
-The Cougars dominated the offense, shooting 52.2% overall, 50% from the behind the arc, and 76.9% from the line.
-Mason Mollohan led the game with 18 points and ten rebounds, the only double-double from either team.
-Shawn Hawkins was nearly perfect with 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting and 3-for-3 from the charity stripe. He also grabbed five boards.
-Elijah Bishop rounds out the double digit scoring with 12 points along with his five rebounds and one steal.
-Columbus State is 13th nationally in total rebounds per game (47.0) and 14th in free throw percentage (71.4).
The Cougars have rest of the next week off before traveling to Fremont, Ohio to face Terra State on Mon, Nov. 18. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.