College of the Ozarks men’s basketball defeated Holy Family College on Saturday, 93-63. With the win, the Bobcats improved to 11-8 on the season.
The Bobcats shot the ball extremely well, especially from three-point range, all game long. In the first half, C of O shot 20 for 37 (54.1%) from the field including 10 for 17 (58.8%) from downtown.
Freshman Andrew Mitchell got going early from distance, eventually nailing 6 for 8 from three-point range for a total of 18 points. Treydon Rackley knocked down a trio of three-pointers on his way to 19 points to go along with four assists and four rebounds.
At the end of the first half, C of O led the Holy Family Lakers by a score of 50-29.
To open the second half, Bobcat sophomore Klay Barton drove hard to the hoop for a nifty finish. Barton led the game with a game-high 22 points on 8 for 14 shooting including 2 for 3 from distance. Barton also contributed five rebounds and three assists.
Freshman Ayden Stone once again played solid in the post. Stone notched a double-double with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Stone benefited from multiple dimes from senior Brandt Cochran. Cochran led all with seven assists to go along with eight points and five rebounds.
For the second half, C of O shot 15 for 34 (44.1%) from the field including 5 for 11 (45.5%) from three-point land. For the game, the Bobcats shot 35 for 71 (49.3%) with 15 makes (53.6%) from outside.
Defensively, the Bobcats were solid all day, holding the Lakers to just 14 for 66 (36.4%) from the field. C of O won the battle of the boards 44-34 and forced 13 Laker turnovers.
College of the Ozarks returns to action at home on January 21st against Crowley’s Ridge (Ark.) at 7 PM.