Men’s Basketball Scores Close Victory over Clayton State

Cougars bring home a win after a tight second half


Photo courtesy of CSU Athletics.

   On Wednesday, January 22, the Columbus State University men’s basketball team competed  against Clayton State inside The Loch in Morrow, GA. 

   The first quarter saw CSU leading by 13 points, but the Lakers came back and tied the game in the second half with both teams at 47 points. The rest of the game was tight, with the two teams trading the lead several times over the course of the final minutes. Hunter Preston scored a few points from the free throw line and Anthony Moore succeeded in pushing the Cougars ahead. A couple more trips down the floor saw CSU land the victory 77-72.

   “The first half was excellent, and I think we just got a little tight in the second,” said head coach Robert Moore. “Hunter [Preston] was excellent for us once again. When he is aggressive, he can score in bunches and I feel like he could have had 30 or more tonight if he kept shooting.”

   The Cougars will return to Lumpkin on Saturday, January 5, to go against Young Harris. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. As it will be “Cougar Alumni Day,” all former CSU basketball players will receive free admission. 

   On Saturday, The Junior League of Columbus will also be hosting “Dribbling for Diapers,” where admission is only a pack of diapers for each adult, and children get in for free. Proceeds from the event will go to Junior League of Columbus’ Healthy Child Initiatives in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley region.