Lorain County hands men's basketball a loss on the road

ELYRIA, Ohio – The Columbus State men's basketball team (5-11, 3-5 OCCAC) dropped a conference loss to Lorain County Community College on Saturday afternoon.

Dylan Geig and Mario Young led the Cougars with a combined 49 points. Geig sunk in a career-best 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field and 6-for-8 shooting from behind the arc. He tallied four rebounds, three blocks, three assists, and two steals, certainly the best performance of his career. Young scored 24 points along with five boards, three steals, and a steal.

Matthew Gierhart had 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the field while Johnnie Robinson contributed ten points. Gierhart led the Cougars in rebounds with six while Robinson dished out a team-high four assists.

Other scorers include William Prater with seven points, Jeremiah Fair-Harris with four, and Grant Dierksheide with two.

For their part, the Cougars kept turnovers at a minimum with eight, while forcing 16 on Lorain. Additionally, they shot a respectable 80% from the free throw line. The Commodores did manage to out-rebound Columbus State 45-23 and out-block 10-4.

With a final score of 106-88, it was a far cry from the Columbus State-Lorain County matchup last month in Columbus. In that game, the Cougars were up by 36 points at halftime and eventually won the game by 16 points. In Saturday's game, Columbus State was down by six points by the half and ended the game trailing by 18 points. 

The Cougars return to action at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 when they host Sinclair Community College.