The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 9, 2013

Pair power OCC to conference romp


From staff reports

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Kyle Wicklund poured in 30 points, and Zac Hill registered a triple-double as Ozark Christian rolled past Central Christian 103-77 Tuesday night.

Wicklund, 6-foot-6 senior from Carthage, hit 14-of-18 from the field and 2-of-2 at the line for his 30 points while playing only 20 minutes.

Hill, 6-2 sophomore from Nixa, collected 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 28 minutes. He was 6-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-2 at the line.

Kendall Wingert and Cameron Woodring contributed 16 points apiece for the Ambassadors (13-2, 3-0 Midwest Christian College Conference). OCC, which shot 59 percent from the field, led 58-26 at halftime and led by 44 points with eight minutes remaining.

The Ambassadors have another road game at 7 p.m. Thursday against Union College in Lincoln, Neb.

Central Christian women 81, OCC 39

Kelsi Mueller netted 15 points to lead three players in double figures for Central Christian.

Sarah Rhodes, 6-0 senior from Miami, Okla., scored 30 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked seven shots for the Ambassadors. She hit 11-of-23 field goals, 2-of-5 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 free throws.