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Big Night for McBride as Cats Top the Pioneers

Feb 04, 2020

#23 Trent McBride holding the ball and preparing to take a shot while well defended by CRC players
#23 Trent McBride

#2 Treydon Rackley preparing to pass the ball with players on the bench in the background
#2 Treydon Rackley (Photo by Steve Rackley)

Bobcat basketball headed south on Tuesday to continue their stretch of A.I.I. competition, taking on the Pioneers of Crowley's Ridge College. The Bobcats came away with a 20-point victory, 81-61.


C of O took an early 4-0 lead to open the first half, but CRC went on 10-3 run to gain a three-point edge (10-7) with 13:37 to play.  A basket by Ayden Stone, followed by a Brandt Cochran trey, put the Cats back on top (12-10).  The two teams battled back and forth, and C of O held a 26-24 lead with 5:23 remaining.  A combination of seven quick points by Trent McBride and a Treydon Rackley three pushed the Cats ahead by double figures.  C of O proceeded to close out the half with a 41-30 advantage.


The Pioneers opened the second half with a three-pointer, but C of O responded with some buckets of their own and maintained control through the half, leading by as many as 25 points.  The Cats closed out the game with a 20-point victory to improve their record to 14-10.


McBride led the Bobcats with a game- and career-high 25 points and 14 rebounds for the double double.  Rackley added 14 points, going a perfect 5 for 5 from the field, including four three-pointers.  He also added seven rebounds and a game-leading eight assists.  Cochran and Klay Barton each tallied 14 points on the night. 


For the game, the Bobcats shot 51.7% from the field versus 35.2% by CRC.  C of O drained 11 of 25 triples and dished 25 assists.  CRC won the rebounding efforts by a slight edge of 40-38.  The two teams were fairly evenly matched in turnovers with 10 for CRC and 11 for C of O.


The Bobcats will return to their home court later this week to face Kansas Christian College on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Keeter Gymnasium.