KIRTLAND, Ohio - Having just 2.4 seconds left on the clock, sophomore Kenneth Moore put up a deep three pointer to turn a one point deficit into a two point lead in Columbus State's win over Lakeland 78-76 on Wednesday evening.
With the victory, Columbus State (10-3, 2-1 OCCAC) moves to second in the conference to the #3 nationally-ranked Sinclair Community College.
The Cougars shot 45.6% from the floor on the night, including 38.1% from the three point line while the Lakers shot 46% and 17.6% respectively.
Rodney Willis led Columbus State with 13 points while Moore, Robert Caldwell, and Nic Williams each contributed 11 points and one steal. Williams also had a game-high eight rebounds and Caldwell a game-high four assists.
Johnnie Robinson sunk in nine points for the Cougars, making every shot he attempted. Patrick Ngene-Igwe tallied seven points and four rebounds and Lamarr Barnes chipped in six points and five rebounds. Travon Hester rounded out the scoring with two points for Columbus State.
Chris Scott and Frank Barber paced the Lakers with 17 points apiece.
Next up for the Cougars is a road game against Owens Community College on Sat, Jan. 9 at 3:00 p.m.