CCCB junior forward Quincy James drives to the basket during the Saints' 91-88 overtime loss to Barclay College on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Central Region Tournament.
Mens Basketball

Saints can't survive wild finish as season comes to a close in region quarterfinals

Moberly, Mo.

A 38-point performance from the Saints' Trey Palmer wasn't enough as Barclay College scored the go-ahead basket with 7.8 seconds remaining to deal Central Christian College of the Bible a 91-88 setback in the quarterfinals of the Central Region Tournament on Tuesday at the Ferneau Center.

The Saints led by as many as 14 with 12 minutes to go in the game, but Barclay rallied to force overtime. The Bears scored the first six points of overtime and looked to be in control, but a Palmer 3-pointer and a Chris Woods layup on back-to-back possessions had Central Christian back in the game with just a one-point deficit.

A Barclay score inside and then two back-to-back layups in transition by Quincy James, Jr., with 14 seconds left gave the Saints an 88-87 lead. The Bears found Jameer Satchell open underneath with 7.8 second remaining on the ensuing possession for what proved to be the game-winner.

FINAL: Barclay 91, Central Christian 88 (OT)
RECORDS: Barclay (9-13), Central Christian (14-18)


  • Central Christian shot 61 percent in the first half and 7-for-15 from 3-point range before the break.
  • The Saints led by as many as nine in the first half and 45-38 at the break.
  • After committing just seven turnovers in the first half, the Saints had 16 turnovers in the second half and overtime period.
  • Barclay finished the night with 16 offensive rebounds.
  • The second half proved to be physical as the Saints combined to shoot only six free throws after halftime.


  • Trey Palmer: 38 points, 15-21 field goals, 7-11 3-pointers, 4 assists, 3 steals
  • Quincy James, Jr.: 21 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals
  • Edris Hamilton: 12 points, 9 rebounds
  • Chris Woods: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists


The Saints finish the season with 14 wins, a third place finish in the Midwest Christian College Conference regular season and tournament, and lose only one senior, Sam Adams, to graduation.