Columbus State University

Lady Cougars roll in Tip-Off finale

Chauntel Ferdinand scored 17 points, including four 3-pointers, and Phebe Smith collected a double-double as the Columbus State women's basketball team defeated Mobile 82-52 Sunday in the final of the CSU Tip-Off Classic at the Lumpkin Center.

In the earlier game, Georgia College got 18 points from Shandrea Moore in a 79-67 win over Tougaloo College.

CSU (3-2) raced out to leads of 10-0 and 21-2. The Cougars pumped up the margin to as large as 30 points twice in the first half and led 47-18 at the break

The biggest lead of the game came at the 6:45 mark of the second half as Hali Moore scored two of her 13 points off the bench to give CSU a 69-30 lead.

Smith's 14 points came on 6-of-7 shooting. She also grabbed 10 rebounds. Nikki Urbizo knocked down three 3-pointers among her 11 points.

The Cougars shot almost as well from 3-point range shot (44 percent) as they did overall (45 percent). They also dominated Mobile in rebounds, 60-33.

Gerica Johnson led Mobile (4-2) with 19 points. Danielle Goodly added 14 points for the Rams. CSU's defense held Mobile to 27 percent on field goals.

The Cougars next play Nov. 24, when they host West Georgia at 6 p.m.

MOBILE (4-2)

Johnson, Gerica 6-15 7-8 19; Goodly, Danielle 5-15 3-4 14; Melancon, Morgan 2-6 2-2 8; Williams, Johnitia 2-7 3-6 7; McIntosh, Sherri 2-8 0-0 4; Eads, Amanda 0-1 0-0 0; Lachmann, Katharina 0-3 0-2 0; Stevens, Brittany 0-1 0-0 0; Boulton, Kyiona 0-6 0-0 0; Stevens, Blair 0-2 0-0 0; Roscoe-Jenkins, C. 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-64 15-22 52.

COLUMBUS STATE (3-2)

Ferdinand, Chauntel 6-10 1-1 17; Smith, Phebe 6-7 2-3 14; Moore, Hali 5-8 3-7 13; Urbizo, Nikki 4-8 0-0 11; Hollis, Rosetta 3-10 1-1 7; Stafford, Ashley 2-6 1-2 5; Nye, Kristi 2-7 0-1 4; Ringfield, Lauren 2-4 0-0 4; Gardner, Destanie 1-2 0-0 3; Edwards, Jessica 1-5 0-0 2; Jefferson, Monique 1-6 0-0 2; Harris, Malika 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-73 8-15 82.

Mobile 1834 — 52Columbus State 4735 — 823-point goals--Mobile 3-17 (Melancon, Morgan 2-6; Goodly, Danielle 1-6; Stevens, Blair 0-1; Williams, Johnitia 0-1; Johnson, Gerica 0-3), Columbus State 8-18 (Ferdinand, Chauntel 4-6; Urbizo, Nikki 3-7; Gardner, Destanie 1-1; Nye, Kristi 0-2; Jefferson, Monique 0-2). Fouled out--Mobile-None, Columbus State-None. Rebounds-Mobile 33 (Johnson, Gerica 11), Columbus State 60 (Smith, Phebe 10). Assists--Mobile 5 (Williams, Johnitia 2; Johnson, Gerica 2), Columbus State 15 (Nye, Kristi 3; Jefferson, Monique 3; Ferdinand, Chauntel 3). Total fouls--Mobile 16, Columbus State 22. Technical fouls--Mobile-None, Columbus State-Moore, Hali. A-204

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