Columbia vs Portland Wrap - Portland Wins 69-52
Portland earned a 69-52 victory over Columbia on Friday, getting 14 points from Thomas van der Mars at Earle A. Chiles Center.
Portland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as favorites.
Portland got 13 points from Kevin Bailey and another 12 points from Ryan Nicholas. Kevin Bailey contributed 3 assists, while Thomas van der Mars cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Columbia got 10 points from Maodo Lo in a losing cause and another 10 points from Luke Petrasek. Grant Mullins contributed 1 assists for them, while Jeff Coby had 6 rebounds.
Portland hit the break leading 35-27 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Portland as they grabbed 35 boards, while Columbia only had 32.