Cougar Women’s Basketball Defeats Sinclair for the First Time in Four Years

Cougar Women’s Basketball Defeats Sinclair for the First Time in Four Years

DAYTON, Ohio – The Columbus State women's basketball team defeated the Sinclair Tartan Pride for the first time since March 1, 2016.  The Cougars, who have seen six straight defeats from Sinclair, won by 20 points on Tuesday evening.

Inside the Game

-Non-Conference game

-Final Score: D3 Columbus State 73, D2 Sinclair 53

-Record: Columbus State (5-3, 0-0 OCCAC), Sinclair 5-2, 0-0 OCCAC)

Key Points

-The Cougars capitalized on Sinclair's 25 turnovers, converting them to double figure points.

-Columbus State led each quarter with the exception of the third, when the Pride edged the Cougars 19-27.

-The Cougars were solid at the free throw line, shooting 61.3% (19-31) compared to Sinclair's 45.8% (11-24).

Key Statistics

-Nia Johnson led the offense with 22 points, followed by Mickale Bates (18) and Saraysia Nelson (16).

-Melia Walder pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds, followed by Anjalee Key and Haylee Thomas-Speigle who grabbed ten and nine boards respectively.

-Other stat leaders include Nelson's four assists, Thomas-Speigle's two steals, and Key's two blocks.

-The game saw the highest accumulated numbers for the season in rebounds (64).

Overall Statistical Leaders:

-Anjalee Key is currently 7th in the nation in blocks per game (3.0).

-Nia Johnson is 14th in the country in field goal percentage, making 55.6% of her shots.

Up Next:

The Cougars travel to Highland Hills, Ohio to face the Tri-C Triceratops on Wed, Dec. 4. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.