In their first official game of the season, the College of the Ozarks’ Bobcats pulled out a close one against Lyon College with a score of 58-51. The game showcased a great deal of defense, resulting in numerous turnovers for both teams. The Bobcats’ leading scorer was senior Nathane Simniok, who went 6 for 8 in field goals and 11 of 15 in free throws, for a total of 23 points along with seven total rebounds. Lyon College’s guard Riley Jenkins also scored 23 points, going 6-12 in field goals, 2-4 in three pointers, and providing his team with 9 rebounds. The score was tight through most of the game, until the Bobcats managed to stretch their lead in the last two minutes of the game. The Bobcats will host Southwestern College on Saturday at 3:15 PM as part of the College’s homecoming festivities.