Cougar Women's Basketball Remains Undefeated After Lakeland Tournament

Martaisha Hawkins (L) and Madison Miles (R) contributed to the Cougars' victories over the weekend.
Martaisha Hawkins (L) and Madison Miles (R) contributed to the Cougars' victories over the weekend.

KIRTLAND, Ohio – The Columbus State women's basketball team picked up two more wins over the weekend at the Lakeland Tournament in northeastern Ohio.

Inside the Games

-Defeated DII Erie and DII Delta

-Record: 3-0 overall

Game One: Columbus State 100, Erie 36

-The Cougars dominated in every statistical category.

Key Statistics

-Saraysia Nelson and Mickale Bates led the scoring effort with a combined 44 points. Nelson was 7-for-8 in field goals and 5-for-6 at the line while Bates was 6-for-8 and 8-for-10 respectively. Nelson also grabbed a career-high eight steals and had a team-high four assists.

-Madison Miles also achieved a career-best stat with eight blocks to go along with her 12 points.

-Other Cougars in double-figure scoring were Brianna Barnes (14) and Nia Johnson (12).

-Anjalee Key posted some impressive defense numbers including six defensive rebounds, seven steals, and a trio of blocks.

 Game Two: Columbus State 79, Delta 77

-This marks the third straight win for the Cougars.

Key Statistics

-Nelson continued to dominate the basket with a career-high 25 points, including two three-pointers. She also pulled down five boards and had three steals.

-Martaisha Hawkins scored 14 points in addition to recording a trio of rebounds and steals.

-Nia Johnson rounds out the double digit scoring with 12 points. She also accumulated five rebounds.

-Again, Key was dominant on defense with five defensive boards and five blocks.

Statistical Leaders

-Nelson is 13th in the nation in points per game with 22.3.

-Key is 3rd in the nation in blocks per game with 3.7.

-Columbus State is 2nd nationally in blocks per game (8.7), 7th in total points (86.3), 9th in overall field goal percentage (46.5), 10th in free throw percentage (65.0), and 10th in steals per game (19.3).

Up Next:

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 5:30 p.m.