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Bobcats Dominate Falcons

Feb 08, 2020

Bobcat Andrew Mitchell playing defense.
#25 -- Andrew Mitchell

College of the Ozarks hosted Kansas Christian College on Saturday.  C of O moved the ball extremely well, which made scoring look effortless.  By the end of the game, the Bobcats racked up 28 assists in a 91-60 win. 


To start the game, College of the Ozarks used a series of drives and backdoor cuts against the man-to-man defense of Kansas Christian, gaining a quick double-digit lead 21-10.  KCC switched to zone in an attempt to close down the paint.  C of O adjusted using quick reversals and high-post entry passes to keep the driving lanes open. 


By the end of the first half, the Bobcats had racked up 15 assists to just 3 turnovers.  C of O shot 21 for 33 (63.6%) from the field, scoring 36 of their 48 first half points in the paint.  KCC countered shooting 9 for 26 (34.6%) from the field.  At the break, the Bobcats doubled up the Falcons, 48-24.


In the second half, College of the Ozarks mixed in shots from distance to expand their lead.  For the game, C of O shot 10 for 27 (37%) from distance, logging seven of those makes in the second half alone.  The Bobcats continued to have their way in the paint as well, finishing the game with 50 points inside.


For the game, senior Bobcat Brandt Cochran controlled the offense, recording a double-double, scoring 18 points and dishing 11 assists.  Cochran also swiped two steals. Teammate Ayden Stone followed suit with a double-double of his own.  Stone grabbed 10 boards to go along with 13 points.


The Bobcats had two other scorers in double figures.  Treydon Rackley and Andrew Mitchell each scored 13 points, with both players going 3 for 6 from outside-the-arc.  By the end of the game, every Bobcat scored in the 91-60 win, which improved their season record to 15-10.


College of the Ozarks finished the game shooting 39 for 68 (57.4%) from the field, while holding KCC to 24 for 59 (40.7%).  The Bobcats controlled the boards, 37-28.  C of O forced 13 turnovers with only 9 miscues of their own. 


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Up next, College of the Ozarks will host the Lincoln College (Ill.) Lynx on February 11 at 7 PM.