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Columbia College women's basketball rolls past Benedictine-Springfield

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 8:40 p.m. CST; updated 7:45 a.m. CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College women's basketball team won its sixth consecutive game defeating American Midwest Conference opponent Benedictine-Springfield 99-40 on Thursday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

The Cougars (10-5, 3-0) started the game on an 18-2 run and led 50-12 at halftime. They continued to roll in the second half and had forced 24 Bulldogs turnovers by the end of the game.

Sophomore Tierney Seifert knocked down six 3-pointers and tied a career high with 20 points to lead four Cougars players in double figures. Kaitlin Allphin finished with 12 and Heather English and Mackenzie Greis each added 10.

Yasmeen Hernandez finished with 18 points to lead Benedictine-Springfield, which shot 16 of 60 for the game.

Columbia College plays at Stephens College in its next game, set for 2 p.m. Saturday.


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