April 28, 2011
Basketball Signs Smith
COLUMBIA, S.C.- Columbia College’s basketball program announces the signing of Taylor Smith, a senior post player from Independence High School in Charlotte, NC. Smith officially joined the Koalas’ roster on Friday April 15, said head coach Maria Audas. Smith’s mom Diane, Independence HS coach Natalie Davis and Smith’s AAU coach Fred Staton were on-hand to congratulate Smith.
April 12, 2011
Basketball Signs Two
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Columbia College’s basketball program welcomed the addition of two players to the 2011-12 roster. Signing with the Koalas were Amber Poston, a senior post from Hannah-Pamplico High School in Pamplico, SC, and Coretta Johnson, who joins the team following an accomplished career at Timberland High School in St. Stephens, SC.
February 12, 2011
Basketball Wins Big on the Road
MOUNT VERNON, G.A.-The Fighting Koalas won big today with a final score of 79-73 over Brewton-Parker Lady Barons. This marks the 2nd conference win for Columbia and 6th overall. This marks the most wins since the start of the program in 2005. Coach Maria Audas couldn’t be more please with her team, “The team showed great composure today. This is exactly the type of play we hope to see in this upcoming week.”
February 5, 2011
Basketball Finishes the Week 0-2
The Columbia College basketball finished the week 0-2 at home. The Fighting Koalas struggled offensively against two conference opponents: Shorter University and nationally ranked Southern Poly.
January 25, 2011
Basketball Wins at the Buzzer
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An exciting last minute shot pushed the Fighting Koalas basketball team to their first conference win of the season, 63-62 over Brewton-Parker College last night. Trailing 35-27 at the break, Columbia College opened the second half on an 8-2 run and held tough until the game winning shot by Kiara Fefie with only 3 seconds remaining.
January 21, 2011
Thrilling Double Overtime Battle
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Columbia College left all their effort on the floor last night in a thrilling double overtime conference game against Southern Wesleyan University. The Fighting Koalas got out to an early 5-1 lead on the Warriors and seemed to have control of the tempo. Columbia College struggled in the first half from the free throw line shooting 5 of 16 and trailed 26-33 at the break. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
January 17, 2011
Columbia College Loses on the Road
CLEVELAND, G.A. - The Fighting Koalas basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Truett-McConnell College this past Saturday, January 15th 2011 in a SSAC East division battle. Columbia College controlled the pace of the first half and shined behind the 3 point shooting of guards Krystle Remigio and Laporcha Williams. Williams led Columbia with 16 points on a night where four players scored in double digits. The Koalas ended the first half shooting .500 and led 42-32.
January 13, 2011
SSAC Webcast: Columbia @ Truett-McConnell
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The Southern States Athletic Conference plans to webcast The Fighting Koalas as they take on Truett-McConnell on Saturday, January 15th in Cleveland, GA.
December 15, 2010
Basketball Schedule Change
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The Columbia College Basketball schedule is changing 2 of their upcoming home games in early January. The home games scheduled for both January 10th and 13th against Brewton Parker College and Southern Poly have been changed.
December 15, 2010
Basketball Drops 2 on the Road
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The Columbia College basketball team drops to losses on the road this week closing the fall semester 4-6. The Fighting Koalas struggled against Montreat College only putting up 48 points and getting out rebounded 46-27.
December 4, 2010
Koalas Win on Buzzer Beater
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Fighting Koalas beat the Warner University Royals this afternoon in a dramatic finish 65-63. Columbia College struggled with foul trouble early in the first half, but held strong going into the halftime down by 4 points. The Fighting Koalas came out in the second half with hot shooting and took an 8 point advantage over the Royals 38-30. Columbia looked to expand the lead, but the Royals fought their way back into the game behind Ivana Soberal’s game high 21 points.
November 23, 2010
Basketball Wins at Home
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The Columbia College basketball team put on a dominant performance tonight against the Lady Yellow Jackets of Allen University. Led by Senior center, Emmie Bland, the Fighting Koalas out rebounded the visitors 36-30 and finished with 5 more offensive rebounds. Bland finished the night with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the paint.
November 9, 2010
Win Over Warren Wilson
SWANNANOA,NC - The Columbia College basketball team got their first win of the season this past weekend against Warren Wilson College, defeating the Owls 62-20.
February 5, 2010
Koalas Fall to #6 Lee University
Despite a strong second half effort, the Columbia College basketball team fell 82-59 to #6 ranked Lee University. Junior Emmie Bland recorded 25 points and 13 rebounds in the loss, both game highs.
February 3, 2010
Columbia Falls to Warriors
The Fighting Koalas turned over the victory to the visiting Southern Wesleyan Warriors Tuesday night 85-49. Columbia was led by junior Kiara Fefie who scored a game high 19 points in the loss, but it was not enough to overcome the Koalas 37 turnovers.
January 27, 2010
Basketball Defeats Allen
The Columbia College basketball team put together a solid team effort in defeating Allen University 61-52 in the Godbold Center.
January 15, 2010
Kiara Fefies Career Night Comes up Short
Junior point guard, Kiara Fefie, had the best game of her career Thursday night. She led Columbia in scoring with 21 points and for the first time this season on the glass with 9 rebounds. However, after the final horn sounded, visiting Auburn-Montgomery outscored Columbia 70-49.
November 25, 2009
Basketball Overtakes Voorhees College
The Columbia College basketball team defeated Voorhees College in the Lucille Godbold Center Tuesday night. LaPorcha Williams scored a team high 19 points, including 8-of- 8 shooting from the free throw line, to lead to Koalas to a 65-59 victory.
November 20, 2009
Basketball Drops in Conference Opener
The Fighting Koalas basketball team dropped their first SSAC game of the year 51-87 to Southern Polytechnic State University. Columbia was led by junior guard Porcha Williams who put in 20 points on the night and junior Emmie Bland who pulled in 9 rebounds.
November 2, 2009
Williams, Sumter Lead the Fighting Koalas to a Hot Start
COLUMBIA, S.C. Fueled by junior LaPorcha Williams and sophomore Ashley Sumter, the Fighting Koalas rallied for a 71-61 non-conference victory over Allen University Saturday (Oct. 31) evening.
February 27, 2009
Emmie Bland Leads Koalas in Defeat
Sophomore Emmie Bland recorded a double double against Brewton-Parker, but the Koalas were defeated 91-54.
February 20, 2009
Williams 25 Not Enough
Sophomore LaPorcha Williams scored 25 points against Shorter College, but the Koalas were defeated 83-68.
February 11, 2009
Koalas Fall to Southern Wesleyan
Columbia College went on the road to play SSAC member Southern Wesleyan University Tuesday and could not overcome a poor first half against the Warriors.
January 30, 2009
Koalas Fall to Reinhardt
The Columbia College basketball team dropped a hard fought, high scoring game to Reinhardt College Thursday night in the Lucille Godbold Center. SEE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
January 12, 2009
Basketball Stumbles Against Lady Vikings
Columbia College hosted Berry College Saturday, falling 46-64 to the Lady Vikings.
December 8, 2008
Koalas Fall to Emmanuel College
Columbia College dropped to visiting Emmanuel College 82-60 in front of a loud home crowd Saturday.
November 22, 2008
Koalas Fall at Reinhardt
The Fighting Koalas basketball team fell in their SSAC opener at Reinhardt College 61-79.
November 13, 2008
Basketball Repeats with Allen
The Columbia College basketball team defeated Allen University in their home opener 69-49; it was their second victory over Allen in a span of eight days.
October 31, 2008
Basketball Drops Season Opener
The Columbia College basketball team opened the season with a 58-75 defeat Thursday night at Voorhees College.
July 22, 2008
Basketball Releases 08-09 Schedule
The Fighting Koalas basketball team announced its game schedule for the upcoming 2008-09 season. This years new look team will run a gauntlet of twenty conference games and twenty-seven games total.
July 22, 2008
Basketball Signs Three Players for the Fall
Stephen Burns, head basketball coach, announced the signing of three players for next years team. Kiristen Robinson, Maria Dunbar, and Desiree Oneal will join the Fighting Koalas basketball team when school starts in August.