Columbia College men's basketball wins tight road game

Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 11:16 p.m. CST; updated 3:12 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jordan Dressler's steal and Devin Griffin's basket and free throw gave the Columbia College men's basektball team a 58-57 victory Saturday night at Avila University.

Avilia led 46-40 with about nine minutes to play, but eight straight points from the Cougars, capped off by a Tanner Sutton 3-pointer, put Columbia College ahead 48-46. The Eagles responded with a seven-point run for a 53-48 advantage with less than three minutes to go. In the final minute, free throws put Avila ahead 57-55 before Dressler's key steal set up Griffin's three-point play with 15 seconds to go.    

Cougars junior Derrick Dilworth led all-scorers with 15 points and also added a game-high five assists. Griffin finished with 14 points and Sutton had 10.

The Eagles (1-1) outrebounded Columbia 42-29 for the game, but shot just 36 percent from the field, while the Cougars (2-0) shot 42 percent from the field and went 10 of 14 at the foul line.

The Cougars return to action Wednesday against Central Methodist in a game set for 7:30 p.m. in Fayette.

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