KIRTLAND, Ohio - The women's basketball team defeated Lakeland 91-62 in their third conference win of the season. With the victory, Columbus State (6-7, 3-0 OCCAC) moves to second in the conference to the #11 nationally-ranked Owens Community College.
Freshman Keyvona Davis had a career-high 20 points and 18 rebounds to secure her third double-double of the season. Hunter Kershaw recorded her fifth double-double after putting up 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
Dominant rebounding from Davis and Kershaw helped the Cougars tremendously. Out-rebounding Lakeland 76-42, the Cougars snatched 39 offensive rebounds which resulted in 31 second-chance points. The Cougars shot 37.9% from the floor on the night while the Lakers shot 30%.
Faryn Buchanan came off the bench with 16 points, eight rebounds, and a career and game high four steals. Buchanan also went 8-for-8 on the line.
Carli Codner-Pinto sunk in 14 points, including two three-pointers. Brooke Pothast contributed 11 points and seven rebounds as Alana Stokes added nine points and eight rebounds. Rounding out the Cougars' scoring was Breann Mullins with four, Mariah Mercer with three, and Laura Gomez with two points.
Kershaw, Stokes, and Gomez each had a trio of steals while Pothast managed two.
Aloneet Durden paced the Lakers with 22 points and eight rebounds.
Next up for the Cougars is a road game against Owens Community College on Sat, Jan. 9 at 1:00 p.m.