The Pensacola Christian College Eagles men’s basketball team moved to 13-12 (.520) on the season following a 110-62 victory of the Clearwater Christian College Cougars on Saturday evening at the Sports Center. The Eagle’s final score represented their highest scoring total of the year, surpassing 100 points for the first time this season.
The Eagles went up 8-0 early in the game and never looked back, building on leads from 11-5 early to 58-30 at halftime to a final score of 110-62. The Eagles' height advantage helped them secure the victory.
The Cougars starting five’s average height was 6’-1”; the Eagles starting five’s average height was 6’-4”, giving Pensacola a three inch advantage that proved to be beneficial. Pensacola posted better numbers in two-pointers (53% to Clearwater’s 24%), three-pointers (52% to 13%) and tied in free throw percentages (59% for both teams).
Immediately before the men’s team cruised to a victory, the Lady Eagles defeated Clearwater’s ladies team by a score of 79-41. Next week, the Eagles will travel to play the Cougars on the road.
The night was highlighted by a late-game dunk executed by junior post Xavier Skinner (6’7”), the mascot Eagor’s one-handed halftime pushups, and freshman wing Steven Guinchard’s (6’-5”) team-leading 16 points. Guinchard was joined by senior point guard David Cratty (5’-11), senior post Adam Pahlsson (6’-2”), junior post Mike Geotsch (6’-6”), and junior post Jon Andrews (6’-9”) in a game in which the starters saw less playing time than normal, as the Eagles easily earned a third consecutive victory.
The Eagles’ bench saw considerable playing time, as senior wing Tyler Scott (6’-3”) led the subs with 11 points on the night.
The Eagles will be seeking their fourth consecutive victory of the season next Saturday when they play the Cougars in Clearwater. Pensacola’s next home game will be played in two weeks when the Eagles host Bob Jones University on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sports Arena. The Lady Eagles' next home game is this Friday at 5:30 p.m. Pensacola will be hosting Welch College at the Sports Center.