The North Arkansas Pioneers survived a second half surge from North Central Missouri College and beat the Pirates on Saturday afternoon, 93-90 in overtime, to improve to 17-3 on the season. The victory is the second for North Arkansas against NCMC in 2013, with both games going extra time.
The visitors led 47-34 at halftime, but NCMC rallied in the second half, and was able to send the game to overtime tied at 79. The Pioneers outscored Pirates in the extra session, 14-11.
North Arkansas put six players in double figures, with Clay Crouch scoring 18 points, Javon Wallace 16, Thurmas Morris 13, Graham Parker 12, and Devon Pearson and Matt Johnson 10 points each.
North Central Missouri College had five players in double figures, with Reggie Maxwell scoring 23, Marshon Norfleet 14, Tyler Peterson and Eddie Poland both 13, and Eric McDaniel 11 points. The Pirates fall to 9-10 on the season.
The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates, coming off a disappointing home loss to Cottey on Wednesday night, will travel to Fayette on Sunday to play the Central Methodist JV at 2 o'clock. The Lady Pirates and Pirates will host Wentworth Military Academy on Wednesday night, February 6th, in 5:30 and 7:30 tips from the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton.