Cougars Roll to Victory Over Georgia College


A steady offensive attack by the Columbus State University men’s basketball team was too much for Georgia College to handle on Monday with the Cougars picking up a 75-59 win. The Peach Belt Conference game took place inside the Lumpkin Center in Columbus.

After a back-and-forth game in the early going, the Cougars used a 7-0 run to open a 26-19 advantage late in the first half. Georgia College pulled within three (29-26), but the Cougars scored the final four points of the period to take a 33-26 halftime lead.

In the second, CSU slowly inched away. By the 13 minute mark, the Cougars held a 10-point advantage before cruising to the 16-point victory.

“This was an important game for us,” commented head coach Robert Moore. “This week is going to be critical for our season and to begin it this way was huge.”

“You have to give credit to the guys. It was a balanced effort and everyone pitched in.”

Four Cougars scored in double-figures led by Landrius Horton’s 19. The senior was 6-for-7 from the free throw line while tallying six rebounds and three steals. Hunter Preston had another solid performance with 16 points after a 5-of-8 shooting night. Anthony Moore (12) and Bryant Givens (10) were the other double-digit scorers.

As a team, CSU shot a respectable 44.1 percent (26-for-59) but was just 2-of-15 from three. Columbus State was excellent from the line going 21-for-23 (91.3%).

Columbus State will have a short turnaround hosting North Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 12 inside the Lumpkin Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. UNG defeated CSU 80-65 in mid-January.

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