Women’s Basketball Opens Season with Win Over Schoolcraft

Cougar Women's Basketball Won Their Season Opener against Schoolcraft.
Cougar Women's Basketball Won Their Season Opener against Schoolcraft.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus State women's basketball team opened the 2019-20 season with a win over DII Schoolcraft College (Livonia, Michigan) on Saturday afternoon.

Inside the Game

- Non-conference game

- Final Score: Columbus State 80, Schoolcraft 62

- Record: Columbus State (1-0), Schoolcraft (0-1)

Key Points

- Schoolcraft briefly led in the first quarter until Columbus State took over with five minutes left and never relinquished the lead.

- The Cougars connected nine three-point shots to the hoop (45%) and scored 23 points off of the Ocelots' turnovers.

- Each Cougar who entered the game grabbed at least one rebound.

Key Statistics

- Nia Johnson and Saraysia Nelson led the offense with a combined 39 points. Johnson was 7-for-12 while Nelson went 8-for-15 in overall field goals.

- Mickale Bates, Melia Walder, and Madison Miles all scored nine points each. Bates dished out a team-high four assists as well recorded a trio of steals.

- Martaisha Hawkins registered a game-high four steals to go along with her seven points while Anjalee Key smacked down three blocks, scored four points, and grabbed nine rebounds.

Up Next

The Cougars travel to Kirtland, Ohio to complete in the Lakeland Tournament Fri, Nov. 8 – Sat, Nov. 9. They face DII Erie on Friday at 12:00 p.m.