AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Columbus State Lady Cougars downed Fort Valley 98-79 during the PBC/SIAC Challenge hosted by Georgia Southwestern in the Storm Dome.
CSU is now 4-0 overall after picking up its second win of the year against Fort Valley.
Britteny Tatum led the Lady Cougars with 15 points. She also had eight assists.
Chatil Bradford had 13 points, and Asha Alexander, Ashley Asouzu and Kayla Richards each tallied 12 points in the win.
Shytina Harley and D'Ambria Thomas both had 20 points for the Lady Golden Rams in the contest. Briana Shepherd totaled 19 points.
There was not much separating the two teams early one. There were three lead changes and three ties during the first 10 minutes, and Fort Valley got out to a 17-13 lead (its largest of the game) at the 13:40 mark.
The Lady Cougars then went on a 14-1 run to pull away before going into halftime with a 47-32 advantage.
Columbus State scored 51 points in the second half to close out the win.
CSU will play against Albany State today at 2 p.m. in the second round of the tournament.