Ridley carries Cougars

Wednesday, February 11, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:53 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Rebounding, defense and balanced scoring gave the Columbia College women’s basketball team a 71-61 win against Missouri Baptist University on Tuesday for the Cougars’ 10th straight win.

Charliss Ridley (28 points, 10 rebounds) led the Cougars, who improved to 9-0 in American Midwest Conference. Tiffany Foote scored 21 and grabbed seven boards for the Cougars (18-7), and Lisa Kowalewski added 10 points.

Columbia College held the Spartans (12-12) to 29 percent shooting. The Cougars, ranked 23rd in the latest NAIA poll, improved to 18-7.

ROCK BRIDGE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Gateway Tech defeated the Bruins 72-45. Ashley Dressler led the Bruins with 13 points.

BOWLING: The Columbia Bowling Hall-of-Fame Benefit Banquet will be at 6:30 on Feb. 21 at the Knights of Columbus. Bob DeBroeck, Missouri State Bowling Association secretary, will be the guest speaker.

A Benefit Bowling Tournament will be Feb. 22 at Oakland Plaza Lanes beginning at 10:30 a.m.

MU FOOTBALL: The University of San Diego has hired former quarterback Jimmy Dougherty. Dougherty will assist with the secondary and outside linebackers under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh. Dougherty, who played at MU from 1999-2001, started during his sophomore season, throwing for 1,430 yards and seven touchdowns.

He joined the Illinois Wesleyan University coaching staff in 2002.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Cougars (23-2) jumped to No. 6 in the NAIA poll.

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