Columbia College men's basketball beats Cumberland University

Saturday, December 31, 2011 | 10:11 p.m. CST; updated 10:21 p.m. CST, Saturday, December 31, 2011

COLUMBIA — In the final contest of the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic, the Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Cumberland University 75-65.  The Cougars improved to 12-5 on the season while the Bulldogs dropped to 8-3 overall.

Following Saturday’s game, a five-member all-classic team was named as well as a most Valuable Player. Members of the team include: Logan Decker from William Woods University, Tobin Reinwald and Jake Marvin of Hastings College, Michael Sweat of Cumberland University and Henrique Medeiros of Columbia College.  The most valuable player was Jordan Dressler of Columbia College.

The two-day classic, benefiting the American Cancer Society, raised more than $6,000 from ticket sales, silent auction items, raffle drawings and personal donations.

The Cougars are back in action Tuesday, when they play Peru State College. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in the Arena of Southwell Complex at Columbia College.


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