PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College beats Hannibal-LaGrange to claim AMC title

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 11:34 p.m. CST

The Columbia College men's basketball team claimed the American Midwest Conference tournament title Tuesday night, after beating Hannibal-LaGrange University, 80-46, at Columbia College. Henrique Medeiros led the Cougars with 18 points and six assists in the win.

With the victory, the Cougars improved to 26-6 in the season. They play next in the NAIA National Tournament, which is held at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City on March 14-20.

Columbia College Head Coach Bob Burchard instructs his team during a timeout Tuesday night at Columbia College. Burchard won American Midwest Conference Co-Coach of the Year.
Columbia College sophomores Devin Griffin and Blake Walker break away from Hannibal-LaGrange sophomore Tony Ardison at Columbia College Tuesday night. Columbia College won the championship game in the American Midwest Conference Tournament, 80-46.
Columbia College guard Tanner Sutton and forward Ben Bowman celebrate after beating Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday evening at Columbia College in the championship game for the American Midwest Conference Tournament.
The Columbia College basketball team celebrates winning the American Midwest Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at Columbia College. Columbia College beat Hannibal-LaGrange 80-46 and will be playing in the NAIA National Tournament starting March 14.

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