Women’s basketball falls to No. 9 DII Sinclair

Photo by Paul Vernon
Photo by Paul Vernon

DAYTON, Ohio – Despite an early aggressive start, the Cougars fell to the Sinclair Tartan Pride 93-46 to drop 10-10 overall and 4-6 in the OCCAC. For their part, Sinclair co-leads the conference 10-1 while holding a 23-3 overall record.

The Cougars rallied early, coming in behind the Tartan Pride by only three points at the end of the first quarter. By halftime, Columbus State still had a chance, trailing by ten points. However, things came apart during the third quarter and by the end of the game Sinclair widened Columbus State's deficit with a robust offensive effort.

Columbus State's leading scorer, sophomore Destiny Wooten, led the offense with 18 points. Allyse Rutter was the only other double-digit scorer with 12 points.

Antishay Rahim pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds while Rutter and Nikia Glenn-Falls followed with eight boards apiece. Rahim and Glenn-Falls added six and five points respectively.

Sinclair held the Cougars to a 24.6% shooting percentage while sinking in 50% of their shots.

The Cougars are back on the road as they travel to Lakeland Community College for a 5:30 tip on Mon, Feb. 12.