Darrien Jones had 17 points and five assists to lead Columbia’s boys basketball team to a 65-58 win over Suwannee on the road Saturday night.
Jordan Smith also had 11 points and Kenney Gaines finished with nine points while Marcus Owens poured in eight for the Tigers (14-2). Marcus Peterson scored six points, Tra' Tolliver added five points, D'Andre Jefferson netted four points, Charleston Ponds finished with three points and Dante Brown had two points to help defeat the Bulldogs (8-8).
Columbia's next game is at home against Saint Francis Catholic on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Anzarria Jerkins recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds and also had six steals to help Columbia bounce back with a 53-44 win over Suwannee on the road Saturday.
Na’Haviya Paxton just missed a triple double for the Lady Tigers (14-4), scoring 18 points with 10 assists, eight rebounds and six steals. She hit two 3-pointers while Jerkins made four from beyond the arc.
Taylor Ivery and Amaiya Callum each had three points, with Callum grabbing seven rebounds. Bree Dixon, Ceara Fuller and Jackie Queen all had two points, with Dixon bringing in 10 boards against the Lady Bulldogs (6-9).
Columbia’s next game is at Eastside on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Columbia ended the Maclay Tournament without a win but did escape with a draw on Saturday.
The Tigers started the day tying St. John Paul II 2-2 thanks to goals from Marcos Medina-Rodriguez and Noel Caballero. But Columbia (6-4-5) dropped its final game of the tourney 5-2 to District 2-6A foe Leon, with Max Bavar and Medina-Rodriguez both scoring goals in the loss.
Leon improved to 10-3-2 while St. John Paul II is now 4-6-3.
Next up for the Tigers is a home district match with Buchholz on Tuesday at 7 p.m.