The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

February 8, 2013

OCC men rolls pat Faith Baptist


The Joplin Globe

— Ozark Christian College coasted past visiting Faith Baptist Bible 104-56 in men’s basketball on Friday night.

OCC, which led 47-12 at the half, improved to 22-6 overall and 6-3 in the Midwest Christian College Conference.

Faith Baptist, from Ankeny, Iowa, defeated the OCC women 55-47 in the first game.

The Ambassador men shot 69.7 percent from the field in the second half to finish at 60.3.

Five players scored in double figures for OCC — Darrin Chitwood 16, Will Hall 14, Zac Hill 13, Kyle Wicklund 11 and Philip Donna 10.

Senior Wicklund will be recognized today as the Ambassadors entertain Nebraska Christian in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

The Faith Baptist Bible women pulled away from a 25-24 halftime lead.

OCC received 17 points apiece from Sarah Rhodes and Anna Chandler. Rhodes added 11 rebounds, three assists, five blocked shots and three steals.

The winning Eagles received 10 points and as many rebounds from Ashley Pearson. Jenna Bean tallied 16.