MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia girls basketball team maintained its undefeated record with a 61-43 victory over Caldwell on Thursday.

Zahra Alexander scored 23 points for the Cougars (18-8), who outscored Caldwell, 18-8, in the second quarter to take a 31-16 lead.

Corteney Provilon-Louis finished with 13 points for Columbia. Brielle Guarente led Caldwell (7-3) with 11 points, and Cassidy Brown scored nine points in a losing cause.