CCCB senior guard Sam Adams looks for a cutting Quincy James, Jr., during the Saints' 80-79 win over the Eagles on Saturday.
Mens Basketball

A storybook ending for Adams on Senior Day as Saints complete 19-point comeback win over Emmaus

Moberly, Mo.

On the night the Saints' lone senior was honored, he also came through in the clutch moments to help Central Christian College of the Bible to a huge 80-79 come-from-behind victory over Emmaus Bible College on Saturday in the Ferneau Center.

On Senior Day, Sam Adams scored 15 points, but none were bigger than his game-tying 3-pointer with 3:38 to go that erased a 19-point deficit, and his pair of clutch free throws with 4.3 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Central Christian's Quincy James, Jr., had scored the go-ahead layup while getting fouled with 23.7 seconds left. He made the free throw, then Adams corralled the ensuing missed Emmaus shot on the other end and was fouled to set up his finishing moment.

FINAL: Central Christian 80, Emmaus Bible 79
RECORDS: Central Christian (12-16, 6-6 MCCC), Emmaus Bible (5-21, 2-10 MCCC)


  • Emmaus shot 10-for-18 from 3-point range in the first half, and finished 15-for-29 for the game.
  • Thanks to the hot shooting, Emmaus jumped out to a 32-13 lead midway through the first half.
  • The Saints put together a couple of 8-0 runs before intermission and found themselves down 50-39 at the break
  • The Saints had success getting to the charity stripe, but made only 21 of 31 attempts.
  • A night after struggling around the basket, the Saints dominated points in the paint against Emmaus, 36-20.
  • With the win, the Saints swept the two-game series with Emmaus and finished 6-6 in the MCCC for third place.


  • Quincy James, Jr.: 22 points, 10 rebounds
  • Trey Palmer: 16 points, 8-9 free throws, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Sam Adams: 15 points, 3-7 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
  • Edris Hamilton: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal


The Saints are the No. 3 seed in this week's Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. They face No. 6 seed Calvary University on Thursday at 3 p.m.