Central Methodist Men's Basketball Wins Season Opener Over Park

4 years 1 month 6 days ago November 02, 2012 Nov 2, 2012 Friday, November 02 2012 Friday, November 02, 2012 9:00:00 PM CDT in Basketball

OLATHE, KS -- Melvin Tillman shot 50-pecent from the field and scored a game-high 22 points to lead Central Methodist University to a 72-64 season-opening win against Park University in the MidAmerica Nazarene Tip-Off Classic.

The Eagles (1-0) outscored the Pirates (0-1) 50-38 in the final 20 minutes inside Bell Family Arena to erase a four-point halftime deficit.

Central Methodist found itself down by five points early before answering with a 14-2 run in the span of nine minutes. A three-pointer from Nathan Jackson was followed by a jumper by Tillman at the 10:09 mark of the first half, giving the Eagles a 14-7 upper hand.

Park closed the first half outscoring Central Methodist by 11 points (19-8). Noel Surles fastbreak bucket gave the Pirates a 26-21 edge with 1:19 remaining in the first half.

Torr Woodhouse's made bucket 3:33 into the second half gave Park an eight-point cushion, 36-28, before the Eagles began to take over. After Robert Mason's two-point bucket tied the contest at 53 with 6:29 left, Derek Kitch's jumper sparked a 7-0 run that gave the Green and Black a 63-56 lead with 2:50 remaining in the game. Alex Barner's third made field goal of the contest made the difference eight points at 68-60, and Central Methodist never led by less than six point the rest of the way.

Tillman was 6-of-12 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from distance. He was also 7-of-10 from the free throw line to go along with five assists and three steals.

Eric Franklin added 11 points off the bench for the Eagles. Elliott Black had 10. Black and Tillman recorded five rebounds apiece.

Surles and Nigel Van Oostrum tallied 15 points apiece for Park. Woodhouse had eight points and seven rebounds.

Central Methodist was 23-of-50 (46-percent) from the field and 10-22 (45.5-percent) from behind the arc.

The Eagles limited the Pirates to less than 40-percent (23-of-58) shooting from the floor and 31.3-percent (5-of-16) from distance.

Central Methodist head coach Jeff Sherman now sits nine victories away from the famed 500-win milestone.

The Eagles battle Baptist Bible College on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. CT.

 

More News

Grid
List
FULTON - A Tebbetts man has been charged with several felonies following his arrest Wednesday night. Callaway County deputies... More >>
2 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 8:42:00 AM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating after two people in a car were shot while the vehicle... More >>
3 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 7:50:20 AM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis teenager is facing charges in the shooting death of a cab driver. ... More >>
3 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 7:47:18 AM CST in News
MARSHFIELD (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to a deadly hit-and-run crash outside a southwest Missouri bar. ... More >>
3 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 7:34:13 AM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of two men found dead in a Kansas City home as... More >>
4 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 6:41:47 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Starting Friday, Dec. 9, the redistricting committee for Columbia Public Schools elementary and secondary education can hold additional... More >>
7 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 3:43:00 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A bill pre-filed on December 1 would limit the time the Missouri government can use automatic license... More >>
8 hours ago December 09, 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Friday, December 09 2016 Friday, December 09, 2016 3:11:00 AM CST in News
MOBERLY - A Moberly Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle near Logan Street and Morley Street after learning it... More >>
15 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:22:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department responded to a person on fire at 3201 Creasy Springs Road, Bear Creek Trail... More >>
15 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:40:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new subdivision on Ridgemont Drive and a road extension on Ridgefield... More >>
15 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:37:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Local groups decorated duffel bags and filled them with presents to donate to children with chronic illnesses this... More >>
16 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:27:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - With temperatures falling into single digits, winter weather has arrived in Columbia. But not everybody has a place... More >>
16 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:49:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Drivers should think about checking their headlights because the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced headlights were... More >>
16 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:46:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens spent more on his campaign than what's been spent total on... More >>
17 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:06:55 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to the $2 million robbery of an armored car, an inside... More >>
18 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:17:47 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — T he Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law that denies bail to criminal defendants... More >>
18 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:12:55 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of sexual assault are being asked to specify the... More >>
18 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:08:29 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for... More >>
18 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:05:21 PM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 23°
12pm 26°
1pm 27°
2pm 29°
3pm 29°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
12:30p
Inside Edition
11:00a
Jerry Springer
12:00p
Jerry Springer
1:00p
Maury

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
8:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Vampire Diaries
8:00p
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld