The College of the Ozarks' Bobcats matched up against Friends University of Wichita, Kansas on Tuesday evening at the Keeter Gymnasium in Pt. Lookout. The first half was neck-and-neck with eight lead changes, but the second half found the Bobcats taking charge and gradually pulling away to secure a 94-71 win!
Nathane Simniok led the Bobcats in scoring with 26, hitting 10 of 12 field goal attempts and 6 of 6 free throws. In addition, Simniok brought down six rebounds and posted four steals. Also contributing significantly to the Bobcats' big win were Derek Daniels with 19 points, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, and Pete Leonard with 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Senior guard Joe Mitchell of Friends University scored 30 points and recorded 5 steals. However, even with Colton Rausch's 14 points and Blake Wilson's 10, the Falcons could not mount a strong run, as they were unable to hold the Bobcats' defensively throughout the second half.
The Bobcats will travel this weekend to Oklahoma City to play Mid-America Christian University and hopefully continue their winning ways. The Bobcats' record now stands at 3-0.