Cougars Outshoot Clayton State, 108-90
SOURCE: CSU ATHLETICS
A high-flying Columbus State University men’s basketball team scored a season-high 108 points in a 108-90 victory over Clayton State on Wednesday. The Peach Belt Conference game took place inside the Lumpkin Center.
The Cougars (15-10, 10-7 PBC) were hot from the onset scoring the game’s first nine points, all from beyond the arc. After the Lakers climbed back into things, CSU exploded for 61 points in the second half to go on for the 18-point victory.
“The guys brought all the intensity today, and it showed,” commented head coach Robert Moore. “The guys fed off each other and the second half was one of the most exciting halves of Cougar basketball in a while.”
“We need our leaders to step up. There isn’t any time left to be playing around. Bryant [Givens] and Zae [Horton] were huge for us tonight. We need this production every single night from here on out.”
Landrius Horton and Bryant Givens scored 26 and 22 points, respectively. Horton was on fire from beyond the arc, hitting 5-of-6, while going 10-for-17 overall. Givens nearly had a triple-double with eight rebounds and assists.
Cam Paulding (12), Hunter Preston (12), Anthony Moore (11), and Stanley Taylor (10) were all in double-figures.
As a team, the Cougars shot 53.7 percent (44-for-82) overall and were 11-for-27 from 3-point range. In the second half, CSU posted a blistering 66.7 percent (26-for-39) clip from the floor.
Columbus State will take on PBC leader’s UNC Pembroke on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Pembroke, N.C. Tipoff is set for 3:30 p.m. inside the English E. Jones Center.