Blazers Defeat Rival KCU in Final Season Home Game
The game that has been promoted as the must see game of the season did not disappoint. The OCU Trailblazers were at home last night against rival Kentucky Christian University Knights. The game was an absolute barn burner. The First half ended with OCU up by one point 34 to 33 after seven lead changes. The second half started with KCU going on a 9 - 0 run against OCU. "We had to fight back. We were giving up too many second shot opportunities and had to beat them on the boards," said Coach Curtis Christopher. Fight back they did. The Trailblazers beat KCU to every loose ball and won the rebounding battle. By the four minute mark OCU took the lead and never looked back winning the game 67 - 58. "There was a lot at stake tonight," stated Coach. "This game was for first place in the league and the number one seed in the regional tournament. We were voted number five in the nation this week and KCU was voted number eight. This game was about bragging rights." Stefan Vasliloff showed why he is an All American tonight. When OCU needed a bucket he scored. When OCU needed a rebound, he got the board. He ended the game with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He also went 14 for 14 from the free throw line. During one of those free throws, Stefan was honored for reaching his 1000th point. This is another great honor that will be added to Stefan's great career as a Trailblazer. Rickshontae Spell ran the point tonight like an upperclassman. He had some key steals late in the game and scored key shots during the game when the rest of the team went cold. Spell ended with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Kentucky Christian is a very young team. Their two leaders are, Sophmore Guard Eric McKee who had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals and Sophmore Guard Casey Jones who had 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. The Trailblazers hit the road this weekend going to Knoxville, Tennessee to play Johnson Bible College and the Crown College.