CCCB freshman Tyce Laubinger scored six points and grabbed six rebounds during the Saints' 91-84 win over College of the Ozarks on Thursday.
Mens Basketball

Men's Basketball upends College of the Ozarks

Moberly, Mo.

The Central Christian men's basketball team put together what was perhaps their most complete game of the season as they knocked off College of the Ozarks, 91-84, on Thursday evening inside the Ferneau Center.

The Saints (5-2) shot 54 percent in the first half and a blistering 60 percent (6-for-10) from 3-point range on their way to a 48-41 lead at the break.

College of the Ozarks (4-8) led early in the game, then the two teams exchanged leads over the next couple of minutes. A 3-pointer by Aaron Douglas at the 12:59 mark broke a 13-13 tie and CCCB never trailed again.

The Bobcats cut into Central Christian's lead early in the second half, making it a 52-50 game with 17:35 left to play. Then the Saints used a 12-4 run to push their margin back up to 10 and went on to lead by as many as 15 at 85-70 with 4:26 remaining in the game.

The Saints ended the night shooting 51 percent from the field, 47 percent (9-for-19) from behind the arc, and 87 percent (20-for-23) from the free throw line. They outrebounded the guests, 42-29.

Trey Black scored a team-high 26 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Jackson King added 19 points and Rodrigo Nunez scored 18. Quincy James scored eight points and dished out six assists.

The Bobcats were led by Blaine Cline with 26 points and Josh Linehan with 20 points.

The Saints play their final home game of the semester when they host Westminster College on Saturday at 3 p.m.