COLUMBIA – The Columbia College women’s basketball team refused to let up on Stephens College, even as the final minutes counted down in the Cougars’ 94-39 victory Saturday at Silverthorne Arena.
What was left of Stephens’ offense was picked apart when, with three minutes left to play, Columbia College guard Janita Session made back-to-back layups off of steals.
Session scored a game-high 19 points.
Cougars forward Ashley Fisher and guard Kayla Rice both scored 17 points, and forward Julie Teeple grabbed 10 rebounds.
Guard Danielle Caldwell led Stephens with 10 points, and forward Megan Sheffield made a game-high of 17 rebounds.
Sheffield was at the center of a pair of technical fouls called five minutes into the game. Play was halted after Columbia College's Denise Rosario made a rebound then elbowed Sheffield in the neck. Sheffield fell to the floor screaming in pain, and Rosario was called for a technical.
Shortly after that incident, another technical was called on Cougars coach Mike Davis for arguing with referees about contact in another play under the Stephens basket.
"There was a thing or two going on at the basket," Davis said. "Sometimes you’re agreed with and sometimes you aren’t. It’s part of basketball.”
The Cougars (11-0) play next at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hannibal-LaGrange. The Cougars defeated Hannibal-LaGrange 97-71 on Jan. 18 at Southwell Complex.