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Men’s college basketball: Cavs rout North American

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Charlie Cavell

BPCC Athletic Coordinator

The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers bounced back nicely from Wednesday’s disappointing showing at Panola to rout the North American University Stallions 104-67 Saturday at the Coach Billy Montgomery Gymnasium.

BPCC had six players reach double figures, including freshman guard E.J. Clark, who scored a personal-best 20 points. Jason Holliday scored 17 points, while Erie Olonade and David Williams each had 15 points, and Mikail Simmons chipped in with 13. 

The outmanned Stallions, who showed up with only six players, four of which finished the game after two fouled out, kept the game within 15 throughout most of the first half and much of the second. However, the Cavaliers were able to take complete control, dominating the final six minutes of the game to win going away by 37. 

NAU’s Payton Stewart and Anthony Norman both had 23 points in the losing effort.

With the win, BPCC improves to 17-5 overall. The 17 wins equals last year’s win total, and is the most for a Cavaliers squad since 2007-08 when BPCC posted a 17-15 record under coach Louis Bonner. That Cavs team was the Region 23 Champions, but lost in the semifinals of the region tournament.

The Cavaliers return to Region XIV play on Wednesday, Feb. 6 when they play host to the Tyler Junior College Apaches. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.