Columbia College men's basketball team slips to 0-2 in AMC

Saturday, January 9, 2010 | 7:08 p.m. CST; updated 9:09 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 9, 2010

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College men's basketball team lost 94-68 to Park University on Saturday in an American Midwest Conference game at Southwell Complex. The Cougars fall to 6-12 overall and 0-2 in AMC play

The Pirates (8-6, 1-0) shot 71 percent from the field and 67 percent from 3-point arc range in the second half, while the Cougars committed 21 turnovers in the contest which were converted into 29 Park points.

Park held Columbia College to just 12 field goals in the first half on the way to a 46-34 halftime advantage.

Jaron Strickland led Columbia’s effort with 15 points and six rebounds. Kaleb Turner added 13 points, while Josh Davis posted 11 points and six rebounds. Herschel Rodgers was the top scorer for Park with 21 points.

Columbia College returns to AMC action on Thursday when they host rival McKendree (Ill.) at 7:30 p.m. at Southwell Complex.


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