November 23, 2013

Bobcats Go 1-1 in Oklahoma Wesleyan Classic

This weekend, the Bobcats took their 6-1 record to the Oklahoma Wesleyan Classic in Bartlesville, OK.  On Friday, the Bobcats' faced a strong St. Gregory's University team, who plays in the NAIA Division 1 Sooner Athletic Conference.  St. Gregory's closed out the first half on a 19-3 run and it proved to be too much for C of O to overcome as the Bobcats fell 88-78 in the opening night of the Oklahoma Wesleyan Classic in Bartlesville.  The Bobcats were led by senior Nathane Simniok who finished with 25 points and 7 rebounds.  Sophomore Ethan Murray and freshman Cameron Paschke both scored 12 and junior Pete Leonard added 10 points and 8 rebounds. 

Saturday, however, was a different story, as the men returned to their winning ways by defeating Bacone College, 94-78.  The Bobcats led 48-39 at halftime and never trailed in the contest.  Senior Nathane Simniok led all scorers with a game-high 31 points and finished with 9 rebounds.  Junior Derek Daniels hit five three-pointers in scoring 19 points.  The Bobcats also received 15 points from freshman point guard Cameron Paschke and a double-double from junior Pete Leonard who finished the game with 10 points and 10 rebounds.  C of O out-rebounded Bacone 50-24 with the Bobcats finishing with 16 offensive rebounds. 

The Bobcats improved their record to 7-2 on the season and will resume game action on Monday, December 2nd when they travel to Leavenworth, KS to face the University of St. Mary.