December 05, 2015

Bobcats Win 9th Consecutive Game

The College of the Ozarks men's basketball team picked up their 9th consecutive win Saturday evening, as they defeated Grace University (Neb.) by a score of 96-77.

Grace and Ozarks headed into the locker room at the half knotted in a tie at 42.  However, the Bobcats took control in the second half, as they posted 54 points on a field goal percentage of 63.3% to secure the game.  
Once again, senior guard Ethan Murray led the Bobcats in scoring with 29 points, hitting 10-of-17 field goals with two treys and draining a perfect 7-for-7 at the free-throw line.  Murray had plenty of help, with four of his teammates hitting double-figures:  Joe Young (13 pts., 9 reb., 2 steals), Cameron Paschke (12 points, 9 assists), Canyon Smith (10 pts., 3 rebounds, two 3-pointers), and Skyler Frazier (10 pts., 7 reb.).  
Grace was led by Galaf Toang with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and Hakeen Stewart, who posted 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.
The Bobcats entered Saturday's game ranked #12 in the NAIA Division II Coaches' Poll, and were 2nd in free throw percentage (.789), 11th in 3 point field goals made per game (10.556), and 11th in assists per game (18.22).
College of the Ozarks, now 9-1 on the season, will head to Springfield on Tuesday, December 8th, to face their Highway 65 rival Evangel University.