By Con Marshall Chadron Record BOX SCORE
The Chadron State College’s basketball team rolled by Jarvis Christian of Hawkins, Texas, 78-55 during the opening game of the Permian Basin Thanksgiving Classic at Odessa, Texas, on Friday. Both teams are 2-3.
Just as in Tuesday’s 91-72 win over Nebraska-Kearney, CSC broke a 4-4 tie and led the rest of the way.
It was just 14-12 after 7-minutes, but three Eagles—Patrick McLachlan, Bryce Latimer and Jarrett Taylor—nailed 3-pointers in the next 3 ½ minutes to put their team ahead 23-15. By halftime, Chadron State owned a 42-24 margin.
Jarvis, a member of the NAIA, cut the difference to 11 points, 61-50, with 7:44 to play, but the Eagles led by at least 18 during the final six minutes.
Chadron State shot 44% (28-64) from the field, including 12 of 32 from 3-point range. The Eagles also were 10-of-11 from the free throw line and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 46-28.
McLachlan paced the Nebraska team with 16 points, while Isaiah Wyatt added 15 and center Porter Anderson 12. McLachlan sank four treys and Wyatt five. CSC’s Josh Robinson was the game’s top rebounder with nine to go with his eight points on four-of-four shooting from the field.
Jakeri Jackson and Tory Cargo each had 10 points to lead Jarvis Christian. The Bulldogs shot 37% from the field, including five-of-19 from behind the arc. They were eight-of-13 at the free throw line.
The Eagles will play the Ecclesia College Royals from Springdale, Ark., on Saturday. Classic host Texas-Permian Basin had to go into overtime to defeat the Royals 93-86 in the second game Friday. Ecclesia is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.
Chadron State—Patrick McLachlan 16, Isaiah Wyatt 15, Porter Anderson 12, Jarrett Taylor 8, Josh Robinson 8, Bryce Latimer 7, MJ Foust 6, Martin Poznanovic 6. Totals 38-64, 12-32 10-11 78 points, 46 rebounds, 14 turnovers.
Jarvis Christian—Jakari Jackson 10, Tory Cargo 10, James Russell 8, Jacobe Dill 8, Jaylen Robinson 6, Jorden Clark 5, George Nwogu 3, Keyshun Bradley 2, Jamari Robertson 2, Andrew Holifield 1. Totals: 21-57 (5-19) 8-13 55 points, 28 rebounds, 10 turnovers.
Chadron State 42 36 —-78
Jarvis Christian 24 31 —-55
3-pointers: CSC—Wyatt 5, McLachlan 4, Taylor 2, Latimer 1. Jarvis—Cargo 2, Dill 2, Robinson 1.