Columbus State University

CSU women’s basketball drops conference game to Flagler

From CSU Sports Info.

The Columbus State University women's basketball team dropped a 71-58 contest to Flagler College on Wednesday evening. The Peach Belt Conference game was played in the Lumpkin Center.

Tatiana Wayne led all scorers with 19 points, while Machala Raymonville added 17.

"We didn't come out with any energy or intensity tonight," head coach Anita Howard said. "We have to put this one behind us because we know we have a good Clayton State team waiting for us on Saturday."

Columbus State (9-7, 7-5 PBC) fell behind right off the bat, giving up a basket on the opening possession and then turning it over on the inbounds to find itself down 4-0 just 20 seconds in.

The Lady Cougars answered back with four straight to tie the game, but Flagler (12-4, 10-2) took the lead back and led the rest of the way. The Saints opened up an 11-point advantage late in the first quarter and led by nine after one.

Raymonville brought the Lady Cougars back within six at 24-18 on a 3-pointer midway through the second. CSU then got a stop on the defensive end, but threw the ball away and Flagler knocked down a 3 to stop the momentum.

FC pushed the lead back to double digits on the next possession and led by at least 10 for the remainder of the game.

CSU shot just 33.3 percent (23-for-69) on the night and made 3-of-10 3-point attempts.

Columbus State will head on the road Saturday for its first meeting with Clayton State. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in Morrow, Ga.