Clarksville, Ark.-Junior forward Marcus Bobb poured in 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Ozarks to a 107-98 win over Concordia University Texas Saturday in American Southwest Conference play.
Bobb did not miss from the floor in the first half, hitting all eight of his field goal attempts en route to scoring 21 points. Bobb, who surpassed his previous career-high of 30 points, paced the Eagles (3-9, 1-8 ASC) to a 58-51 halftime lead. His inside shot at the 10:53 mark put Ozarks ahead 26-12. Concordia (7-5, 5-3 ASC) pulled within 32-29 just three minutes later and eventually tied the game, 39-39, with 4:18 left in the half. The Tornados took their first and only lead of the game seconds later, but Ozarks went on a 7-0 run to finish out the half.
Even though Ozarks never relinquished the lead in the second half, Concordia did close the gap to one point twice with under four minutes to play. With 2:02 remaining, Isaiah Boxell hit a pair of free throws to jumpstart an 8-0 rally to end the contest. The Eagles were up by as many as 11 points with 5:23 left on Marcus Bobb’s three-point play before Concordia cut it to 97-96 at the 3:17 mark.
Bobb went 12-of-17 from the floor and 11-of-15 from the free throw line. Andrew Cummings added a career-high 16 points and Charles Palmer finished with a career-high 11 points. Ozarks held a 55-34 rebound advantage in the game.
Ozarks will travel to Texas-Dallas January 9 and then host LeTourneau University January 12 and Texas-Tyler January 14.