MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Josiah Lawful collected 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Columbia to a 68-65 boys basketball victory over Payne Tech on Tuesday night.
A rebound basket by Lawful with 1:33 left gave the Cougars (7-6) a 64-63 lead. Jalen Robinson hit two foul shots to extend Columbia's lead to 66-63 and Andrew Rowley also sank two from the line with 12 seconds left for the Cougars.
Chris Darcelin finished with 14 points and three rebounds in the victory. Rowley, who grabbed six rebounds, Nigel Garcia and Elijah Gayle all had nine points, and Robinson dished out a team-high six assists for Columbia.