January 03, 2017

Paschke Scores 29 as Cats Defeat Northern New Mexico

Cameron Paschke On Tuesday evening, the College of the Ozarks men’s basketball team picked up a big win over one of their A.I.I. Conference competitors, Northern New Mexico College. 

The Bobcats started out with a tight matchup, where they headed into the locker room against Northern New Mexico College at the half all knotted up at 34 points apiece.  But the second half told an entirely different story, as the Bobcats put up 46 points against 25 by NNMC to capture a solid victory at 80-59.

Cameron Paschke had a hot hand, going 5-for-10 from three-point land, 9-for-19 from the floor, and a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, to lead the game with 29 points.  Kiefer Starbird and DeMon Hyler each contributed 13 points, and Heath Carmichael hit 3 treys himself to add 11 points.  Starbird picked up a double-double, collecting a game-high 16 rebounds, while also blocking 3 shots. 

With Tuesday’s win, the Bobcats improved their season record to 8-6.

Both the Lady Cats and the Bobcats will play at home on Friday, January 6, as they face Grace University from Nebraska.  Game times are at 2 p.m. for the ladies and 4 p.m. for the men.