From staff reports

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Ozark Christian College, exhibiting superior shooting from the field, swept visiting Nebraska Christian in a Midwest Christian College basketball doubleheader on Saturday.

The OCC men (4-20 overall, 2-2 in the MCC) cruised 79-59 behind 58.9 percent accuracy from the floor on 33-of-56.

The OCC women (7-13, 3-1) coasted 82-43 behind 49.3 shooting from the field on 35-of-71.

Caleb Hutchcraft (4-for-4) and Clancy Allmoslecher (8-for-11) keyed the OCC men’s accuracy. Melea Cook (11-of-15) and Brittany Owen (9-of-14) paced the sharp shooting by the OCC women.

Thirty-eight was a happy number for OCC. Chris Lahm’s men’s team expanded a 38-28 halftime lead. Darrell Doss’ women led 38-22 at intermission.

The OCC men had three players score points in double figures — Allmoslecher with 16, Justin Crain with 12 and Hutchcraft with 10.

Kerry Frazier snared seven rebounds for the Ambassadors and Brant Smith dished out four assists.

The Parsons, who shot 37.3 percent from the field, were paced in scoring by Justin Carlson’s 16.

Cook and Owen finished with 27 and 18 points, respectively, for the OCC women. Kala Brust added eight boards and 24 points. Lacy Bounds had 10 assists — the Ambassadors totaled 29 — and they committed just 10 turnovers.

Brianna Erickson and Lauren Barr combined for 32 Nebraska Christian points.

OCC resumes on Thursday with a 5:30 p.m. home twinbill against Baptist Bible of Springfield.

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