CHATHAM, NJ – Dominique Rayam’s game-high 17 points were not enough for the Columbia girls' basketball team to overcome a 10-point second-half deficit, as the Cougars fell to Hunterdon Central, 50-41, in the third day of the Chatham Cougar Classic.
Rayam’s fifth straight double-digit performance was overshadowed by the tag-team of Tess Richardson and Micelle Lalor. The duo combined for 16 points in the Red Devils’ second win of the tournament.
Hunterdon Central never trailed in the game and after the early part of the first quarter, never led the Cougars within two baskets.
Columbia’s Jordan Fields put up 12 points.
The Cougars are back in action on Saturday when they host East Orange at South Orange Middle School. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.