DAYTON, Ohio - After being down nearly the entire game, the Columbus State women's basketball team persevered, surging past the Sinclair Pride with a score of 65-57 on Wednesday.
The victory is the third-straight for the Cougars, who are currently 5-3 in conference play and 9-10 overall.
Keyvona Davis tied her career-high of 18 rebounds while achieving her fourth double-double of the season with 19 points. Of her 18 rebounds, 11 were defensive (a career-high) and five of her seven offensive rebounds were converted.
Dominant rebounding allowed the Cougars to control both ends, totaling 21 offensive rebounds and 34 defensive rebounds. In fact, Columbus State is currently ranked first the country in average rebounds per game.
Tying Davis' 19 points was Hunter Kershaw, who sunk in a three and went 2-of-3 from the line. Kershaw also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists.
The remainder of the points came from the bench. Carli Codner-Pinto tallied 14 points, including going 6-of-10 from the field. Brooke Pothast and Faryn Buchanan contributed seven and six points respectively. Buchanan snatched nine rebounds while Pothast had a career-high five steals for the Cougars.
The Cougars hit the road Saturday to take on Cincinnati State at 1:00 p.m.