Columbia College men's basketball team goes 2-0 at tournament

Saturday, November 26, 2011 | 7:39 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College men’s basketball team pushed its overall record to 6-2 with a 77-44 victory against Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday to finish 2-0 in the Quality Inn Thanksgiving Classic at the Arena at Southwell Complex.

The Cougars led 33-22 at halftime then opened the second half with a 10-2 run. Columbia College outrebounded the Coyotes 50-31.

The Cougars' Jordan Dressler posted his second straight double-double with a career-high 26 points and 12 rebounds. The junior also had two assists, two steals and four blocks. Hal Payne also finished in double figures with 12 points.

On Friday, the Cougars won their first game of the tournament with a 72-50 victory against Central Bible College that featured 26 Spartans turnovers and 22 points from Columbia College's Devin Griffin.

The Cougars play next at 8 p.m. Tuesday in a road game against Lyon College in Batesville, Ark.

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