|Points||Luke Petrasek (22)||Danny Evans (16)|
|Rebounds||Jeff Coby (12)||Ryan Bernstein (6)|
|Assists||Nate Hickman (4)||Ryan Bernstein (4)|
|Steals||Two tied with 3||Wes Meyers (2)|
|Blocks||N/A||Two tied with 1|
BANGOR, Maine — The Columbia men’s basketball team knocked down a season-high 13 3-pointers in a convincing, 98-73, win over Maine. Luke Petrasek led three players in double-figures with 22 points to go with seven rebounds to help the Lions (5-7) snap a mini two-game slide.
An 11-2 run capped by a Petrasek triple put Columbia in front, 19-11, with 12:03 to play. The Lions drilled their next four attempts from long range to open up a double-figure lead and took its largest lead of the half, 41-25, after a CJ Davis floater in the lane. Maine responded with a 12-2 run, but Columbia still held a 49-39 advantage at the break.
The Black Bears (4-11) scored four quick points before the Lions rattled off seven, highlighted by an and-one from Patrick Tape, to restore a comfortable 56-43 cushion. Quinton Adlesh buried a trey from the wing to put Columbia up by 20 with 11:16 on the clock and the Lions never looked back.
Columbia shot 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from downtown and recorded 13 offensive rebounds. The Lions continued to be stingy on the defensive end, registering 10 steals and are now averaging 10.5 per game in their last four contests.
Danny Evans led Maine with 16 points and four rebounds.
Columbia closes non-conference play Saturday, January 7 against Howard in Levien Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting GoColumbiaLions.com/Tickets or by calling 888-LIONS-11.
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- The 98 points was the most for Columbia against a Division I opponent since they put up 108 against Marlyand Eastern Shore on Nov. 15, 2010.