Columbia beats NAIA program Wayland Baptist 75-63

Mark Cisco’s 14 points and eight rebounds led a balanced attack,

and Columbia rolled past NAIA program Wayland Baptist 75-63 on

Friday night in the opening game of the Hilltop Challenge.

Cisco was 6 of 8 from the field. Grant Mullins and Brian Barbour

added 14 points apiece for the Lions (4-1), and Alex Rosenberg had

11. Columbia led 36-26 at halftime and by as many as 19 points in

the second half. Mullins and Rosenberg drained three 3-pointers


Eric Milam scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the

Pioneers, who treated the game as an exhibition. Chance Billups

added 15 points, including four 3-pointers, off the bench. Wayland

Baptist shot 54 percent from the field in the second half, but it

wasn’t enough to get back into the game.

The game was the first-ever meeting between the schools.