The Toccoa Falls College Screaming Eagles flew away with a record-setting win in the opening round of the Christian College National Invitational Tournament (CCNIT) on March 10 in Oakland City, Indiana. TFC tied the CCNIT record for most points scored in a game with a 109-93 win over Lincoln Christian University.
Toccoa Falls (12-14) held a slim halftime lead, 46-45, behind 13 first half points from forward Cam Williams. The Screaming Eagles turned up the defensive pressure and the tempo after the intermission and scored a season-high 63 points in the second half.
Williams, the NCCAA south region player of the year, finished with game-high 25 points on 9-13 shooting and 7-8 shooting from the free throw line. Jovan Morris added 23 points behind 75% shooting from three point range. Senior Zach Barrett grabbed 7 rebounds and added 15 points, and Stephen Adams contributed 11 points in the win.
For the LCU Red Lions, Andrew Gifford led the way with 22 points. Zach Thompson and Ramon Suero each scored 17 points, and Suero grabbed a game-high 10 boards.
With the win, TFC advances to the semifinals to face tournament hosts Oakland City University, who defeated Yellowstone Christian College, 108-77 in the opening round. The semifinals match up between TFC and Oakland City be played on March 11 at 7:00 CST. Saturday’s championship game will tip at 8:00 CST and will feature the winners of TFC vs OCU and Morthland University and Brescia University.
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