Men's Basketball News
It was the last home game of the year. It was senior night. There was a ten home game winning streak on the line. The two teams were playing for first place in the league. Where was this game being played? The Leadership Center of Ohio Christian University. The Trailblazers were taking on their league rivals Kentucky Christian University.
The team went into a hostile environment on Friday night against World Harvest Bible College losing the outing 56 to 74. "Harvest is a tough place to play for any team. They have several home game antics to try to play on teams psyche before the game even starts. We know this going to happen but have to play through it." The Blazers shot their worst game of the yea
The Trailblazers move to 19 and 3 with a win over Southern State by a score of 93 to 69. The team is now 8 and 0 in the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference and could be the number one seed if they win against World Harvest Bible College on Friday. The Blazers had their hands full in Southern's shooting guard Tirrell Cumberland. Tirrell came into tonight's game averaging 35 points a game.
The team was back into regional play on Friday night against Crown College of Knoxville, TN. Crown started big and physical in the first few minutes of the game but their inexperience began to show as OCU pressured the ball at every position. The Trailblazer caused Crown to turn the ball over 38 times, a season record, which led the team to an 86 to 42 win.
The Trailblazers of Ohio Christian University were home Tuesday night against Ohio State University Mansfield. The team moves to 16 and 3 with a score of 101 to 55. "The first game between these two schools was up and down the floor with a final score of 130 to 96. We slowed the game down and played good half court defense tonight keeping them from getting into a fast pace game.
After the loss to Kentucky Christian University last Tuesday night, the Trailblazers of Ohio Christian University had something to prove when they hit the road Friday and Saturday. The first stop was in Louisville, Kentucky Friday night against Boyce College. The Blazers started with a lot of ball pressure and never slowed down as they beat Boyce with a score of 94 to 50.
The number three ranked Trailblazers of Ohio Christian University were on the road Tuesday night to take on number 7 ranked rivals Kentucky Christian University. "This is the most anticipated game of the year for our students, staff and players.
The number three Ohio Christian University Trailblazers move to 12 and 2 with a road win over Ohio State University Mansfield 130 to 94. "Mansfield was small but quick" said OCU Coach Christopher. They pressed the whole game which in turn made us get up and down the floor a lot. This was the first game back from Christmas break and was good for the guys to get out and run.
With a light schedule going into Christmas break, one of the toughest tasks for Ohio Christian men's basketball coach Curtis Christopher has been keeping the Trailblazers focused. "Without our student section, which is very good to help fire our kids up for these type of games, it is a little hard for us to get them up," Christopher said.
The Men's basketball team of Ohio Christian University was at home tonight against Ohio University Zanesville. The students have all gone home for Christmas but that did not stop the Trailblazers from taking care of business in a quiet gymnasium defeating OU Zanesville 89 to 58.