October 24, 2015

Bobcats Top Link Year in Exhibition

The College of the Ozarks Bobcats basketball team hosted an exhibition game on Saturday against the Link Year team from Kanakuk, with the Bobcats capturing the win 99-67.

The exhibition game does not count towards the team’s win-loss record, nor are the player’s stats included in their season or career records. The game does, however, provide a great opportunity for the Bobcats to gain some competitive court time prior to the opening of their regular season. 

Leading the Cats was Ethan Murray with 26 points, going 10-19 from the field, 6 for 9 in three-pointers.  Also scoring in double digits were Cameron Paschke and Joe Young with 12 pts apiece and Skyler Frazier with 10.  Young gathered 7 rebounds, Young and Paschke each dished 5 assists, and freshman Ryan Burland posted three blocks. 

Leaders for Link Year featured Jordan Grant (Harrison, AR) with 20 points (6-17 FG, 4-9 3-pt), followed by Logan Miller (Boise, ID) with 15 points and Calvin Goldsmith (Barrington, IL) with 13.  Miller was the team leader with 7 rebounds, and Goldsmith provided 2 blocks.

The Bobcats will open their 2015-16 season on the road November 4th facing William Penn University (IA).  The Cats home opener will take place Friday, November 6, 7 PM, when they take on Southwestern College (KS) during the College’s homecoming festivities.