February 18, 2017

Lady Cats Win Big Over Central Christian

College of the Ozarks' women's basketball team defeated Central Christian College 89-33 for the second time in as many games. The Lady Cats shot a blistering 56% from the field, while holding CCC to 15% in the opening quarter and racing to a 24-6 advantage. The Lady Cats' stifling defense continued in the second quarter with CCC scoring just eight points to the Lady Cats' 21. CofO held a 28-16 rebound advantage, and every Lady Cat player pulled down at least one rebound by halftime.

The third quarter was the most productive offensively for the Lady Cats, shooting 58% from the field and scoring 27 in the frame. The Lady Tigers scored ten, their only quarter of reaching double figures.  In the final quarter, CofO again outscored CCC by a 17-9 margin.

The Lady Cats finished the afternoon shooting 47% from the field, 41% from three, and 83% from the free throw line. CCC managed just 19% from the field, 17% from three, and 70% from the free throw line. CofO held a 59-24 rebounding advantage, dished twenty assists, and commited just eight turnovers, while forcing thirteen.

Lakin Simmerman led with 18 points on 8-11 shooting. Cass Johnson also scored in double figures on 6-11 shooting and 3-5 from three. Kelsie Cleeton pulled down 10 rebounds and Simmerman had seven. Hannah Wisdom dished out seven assists, and all Lady Cats scored in the game. 

CofO is now 23-4 on the season. Their final regular season game is Tuesday at Crowleys Ridge at 5:30, before returning home to host the A.I.I. Conference Tournament on February 24-26.