POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. | Pierce Almond hit six three-pointers and scored 18 points as the Morningside men’s basketball team defeated College of the Ozarks 83-78 in a nonconference game here Friday.

Trey Brown scored 16 points for Morningside (2-0). Zach Imig had 13 points, Brody Egger added 12 and Tyler Borchers finished with 10.

Ethan Davidson recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Ozarks (0-1). Calvin Allen scored 16 points, Heath Carmichael added 15 and Canyon Smith had 10.

Morningside made 33 of 64 shots (.516) and hit 13 of 29 three-pointers (.448).

MORNINGSIDE (83)

Pierce Almond 6-11 0-0 18, Brody Egger 4-9 2-2 12, Zach Imig 5-12 0-0 13, Alex Borchers 3-7 0-0 6, Tyler Borchers 4-6 2-2 10, Ben Hoskins 2-3 0-0 6, Andrew Semadeni 0-1 0-0 0, Trystan Cummins 1-3 0-0 2, Matthew Hahn 0-1 0-0 0, Trey Brown 8-11 0-0 16. Totals 33-64 4-4 83.

OZARKS (78)

Ethan Davidson 7-10 1-2 16, DeMon Hyler 3-9 0-0 8, Heath Carmichael 4-9 3-4 15, Canyon Smith 4-10 0-0 10, Calvin Allen 5-10 4-5 16, Treydon Rackley 0-0 0-0 0, Seth Viebrock 0-0 0-0 0, Brandt Cochran 2-7 0-0 5, Ryan Burland 3-4 1-2 8. Totals 28-59 9-14 78.

Halftime score – Morningside 43, Ozarks 34

3-point goals – Morningside 13-29 (Almond 6-10, Egger 2-5, Imig 3-7, A. Borchers 0-2, Hoskins 2-3, Semadeni 0-1, Cummins 0-1), Ozarks 13-28 (Davidson 1-2, Hyler 2-6, Carmichael 4-8, Smith 2-5, Allen 2-2, Cochran 1-4, Burland 1-1). Fouled out – none. Rebounds – Morningside 36 (Egger 8, T. Borchers 8), Ozarks 29 (Davidson 10). Assists – Morningside 17 (Imig 6), Ozarks 17 (Carmichael 6). Turnovers – Morningside 14, Ozarks 13. Total fouls – Morningside 21, Ozarks 29.

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