Phillips' seven blocks lead Columbia College women's basketball past Lyon

Monday, December 6, 2010 | 9:50 p.m. CST; updated 10:26 p.m. CST, Monday, December 6, 2010

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College women's basketball team beat Lyon College 76-55 on Monday night at the Southwell Complex.

"It was a good step," said Cougars head coach Mike Davis. "We are a work in progress with such a young team, but definitely a good job."

Junior Amanda Phillips led the Cougars (6-4) with 12 points and seven blocks.

"I just try to make myself as versatile as possible," Phillips said.

Senior Janita Session and freshman Heather English each added 11 points..

At first glance English looked like she had a hurt finger on her right hand. But the white tape wrapped around her index and middle fingers is more of a good luck charm. Her hands were dry and cracking a couple of weeks ago, and she taped them to reduce pain while shooting. English said that brought on a shooting streak that neither she nor her teammates wanted to see end. So she has kept on the tape.

"I just want to keep the streak going," English said.

Davis responded to English's reasoning with a chuckle. "We're not superstitious at all," he said.

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