Trailblazers Win Two
The Men's Basketball team of Ohio Christian University was at home this weekend in their annual Tip-Off Classic. On Friday the team took on Ohio University Lancaster in a 103 to 73 win. In his home game debut OCU's Tirrell Cumberland did not disappoint. Tirrell shot 5 for 7 from three point land and 8 for 10 overall. He finished with 27 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Forward Brandon Byars played well with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Delorian Glanton also chipped in 14 points with 3 steals. Familiar name in Brandon Amann was on the floor for OUL and led his squad with 18 points and 7 rebounds. " I was proud of the way the guys played Friday night in our home opener. We are starting to gel as a team both offensively and defensively," said Coach Christopher
On Saturday OCU took on National elite Valley Forge Christian College. As Coach Christopher has tried to build a national recognized team, Valley Forge has been elusive for three straight years. This was not the outcome on Saturday however. The Blazers took care of business by knocking off top nationally ranked Valley Forge 75 to 56. "We started very well on defense keeping them from getting to the rim and boxed out well on the boards. We made good decisions on offense and never let them make a run on us," says Christopher. Tirrell Cumberland led the team with 15 points, shooting 6 for 12 from the field. Forward Brandon Byars had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Center Mike Baker had 8 points and 7 rebounds, but his greatest moment was early in the game. Mike caught the ball in transition and dunked over VFCC all American Justin Kinsey, sending a message that the Trailblazers came ready to play. Forward Jeremy Hays came off the bench to give good minutes. He had 8 points 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
Now 2 and 1, the Trailblazers will travel to Cincinnati on Tuesday to play Temple Baptist.