February 15, 2017

Davidson Leads Cats Over Lincoln Christian

basketballThe College of the Ozarks men had to make big plays when they needed them most and in doing so pulled out a tough, hard-fought road win defeating Lincoln Christian University, 75-67, on Tuesday night in Lincoln, Illinois.

Sophomore Ethan Davidson led the way for the Bobcats, as he finished with a team-high 18 points, hitting 6-of-8 from the field, 5-of-5 from the free throw line, and collecting 6 rebounds.  Senior Cameron Paschke overcame a tough shooting night to finish with 17 points while also dishing out a team-high 3 assists.  C of O, who won the rebounding battle over Lincoln (39-27), was led on the boards by senior Kiefer Starbird who finished with another double-double with 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Starbird also grabbed 2 steals and added 2 blocks to his season tally (33).

C of O led 29-24 at the break and went on to shoot 54% in the second half and hit 14-of-17 free throws to pull away in the end.  LCU was led by sophomore Zach Thompson, who had a game-high 24 points. 

The Bobcats improve their record to 19-7 on the season.  They will play at Central Christian College on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Picture of Davidson: Plumlee Photo