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(2009-2010)


CCC Athletic and Spiritual Excellence Awarded
(6/15/10) On Friday, June 4, the National Christian College Athletic Association presented Clearwater Christian College with the highly sought after Sports Ministries Award for the 2009-2010 athletic year.

Athletic Awards Reception
(5/4/10) On Tuesday, April 27, the Athletic Department of Clearwater Christian College hosted an awards reception in Cathcart Dining Hall. During the evening, athletes from both winter and spring sports were presented with the yearly awards.

Men's Basketball Players Receive National Honors
(3/30/10) Junior guard Mike Walker and sophomore guard Matt Wells were awarded the Scholar Athlete title by the National Christian College Athletic Association for their performances on the basketball court during the 2009-2010 season.

Champion Posts 500th Career Win
(3/5/10) Menís Basketball Coach Keith Champion recently achieved his 500th career win! Coach Champion, a new addition to the Cougar coaching staff for the 2009-2010 year, gives all glory to the Lord for his successful coaching record.

Cougars Win Against SEBC to Advance to Regional Semifinal
(2/25/10) Kissimmee, FL- Clearwater Christian College defeated Southeastern Bible College in the quarterfinal game of the NCCAA South Region basketball tournament in Kissimmee, Florida. The #4 seeded Sabers and the #5 seeded Cougars had split their regular season matchups with each game decided by 3 points.

Clearwater Drops Final Game to Atlanta
(2/20/10) Atlanta, GA - In the final game of the regular season, Clearwater Christian College fell to Atlanta Christian 92-78. The Cougars were attempting to finish the regular season with their first winning season in 5 years.

Cougars Win Another Close Game Over Toccoa
(2/19/10) Toccoa Falls, GA - The Cougars defeated Toccoa Falls 71-68 in another of many close games for CCC. The game was the 2nd game of a 3 game road swing to close the regular season. With the win, Clearwater improves to 12-12 overall and 7-6 in the region.

Cougars Rip Piedmont
(2/18/10) Winston-Salem, NC - The Clearwater Christian College men's basketball team defeated Piedmont Baptist College 92-59 in Winston-Salem, NC to open a 3 game road swing to finish the regular season. The Cougars got off to a great start and raced out to a 52-36 half-time lead.

PCC Tops the Cougars 63-60
(2/15/10) Pensacola, FL- Clearwater Christian College lost a tough game 63-60 to Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. The game was a battle between 2 NCCAA rivals and was the 2nd matchup this season between the 2 teams as Clearwater had defeated the Eagles in the first matchup by a score of 86-78.

Cougars Fall to Southeastern Bible 80-77
(2/13/10) Birmingham, AL- The Clearwater Christian College menís basketball team lost a hard fought game to Southeastern Bible College 80-77 on Friday night in Birmingham, Alabama. Lonzo Saunders led the Cougars with 17 points. Matt Wells had 15 and Andy Carson chipped in 12 for CCC.

Cougars Pick Up Key Road Win vs. Florida Christian
(2/10/10) Clearwater Christian College defeated Florida Christian College 77-67 Tuesday night for a key region win on the road. With the win, the Cougars have won 8 of their last 11 and improved their overall record to 10-10 on the season (5-5 in region play).

Cougars Fall to ACC
(2/6/10) Clearwater, FL- Clearwater Christian College lost a heartbreaker to Atlanta Christian College by a final score of 68-66 on Senior Day. It was the last home game for the Cougars and the final career home game for seniors Lonzo Saunders, George Youstra, and Mark Cannon.

Coach Champion Takes Career Win #500 in Win Over Toccoa
(2/5/10) Clearwater, FL- The Clearwater Christian College men's basketball team came out on fire against Toccoa Falls College and held on to win 76-73 in a key region matchup on Friday night. The win was a milestone for Coach Champion as it was his 500th win of his coaching career. He is in his 37th year of coaching and his first year as men's basketball coach at Clearwater Christian College.

Cougars Rally to Defeat Trinity
(2/3/10) Clearwater, FL- The Clearwater Christian College Cougars overcame a 20 point first half deficit to defeat the Tigers 89-76 on Tuesday night in the Cougars' gym. After falling behind early, the CCC men rallied behind Lonzo Saunders' 20 first half points to go into the halftime break only down by three, 47-44.

Cougars Trip Up Southeastern Bible
(1/29/10) Clearwater, FL- The Clearwater Christian menís team had another close game on Friday night, winning 76-73 as they hosted region rival Southeastern Bible College from Birmingham, Alabama.

Cougars Play Tough, Fall to Fire
(1/26/10) Clearwater- Clearwater lost on Tuesday evening to NCCAA #3 ranked Southeastern University 85-75. The Cougars showed great heart as they came back from a 10 point deficit to trail by 2 at the half, 38-36. In a hard fought second half that saw Southeastern never lose the lead, the Cougars stayed within striking distance throughout.

Cougars Escape With Win Over Trinity Baptist
(1/22/10) Clearwater, FL- Clearwater Christian College escaped with a 67-65 win over Trinity Baptist College on Friday night. The Cougars came into the game ripe for an upset as it was their fifth game in eight days including several emotionally draining games.

Cougars Take Huge Win vs. Nationally Ranked Northland
(1/21/10) Clearwater, FL- The Cougars battled to a huge win 72-71 over Northland International University on a last second tip-in by sophomore Todd Wahlberg.

Cougars Lose Tough Game vs. Florida Christian
(1/20/10) Clearwater, FL- Clearwater Christian College lost a tough region matchup 70-57 on Tuesday night to the Florida Christian Suns.

Cougars Clip Eagles Wings in Rivalry Game
(01/16/10) Clearwater, FL- The Clearwater Christian Cougars hosted their rival, the Pensacola Christian College Eagles, on Saturday, January 16. The crowd packed the CCC gym in anticipation for this match up.

Cougars Open 2010 With OT Win Against Florida College
(01/14/10) Clearwater, FL- The Cougars opened the 2010 portion of their season off by hosting Florida College. Earlier in the season the FC Falcons defeated the Cougars by 1 point in the closing moments of the game, and CCC looked to prevent that late surge from the Falcons in this match up.

Cougars Take On NCAA II Flagler
(12/12/09) St. Augustine, FL- The Cougars traveled to St. Augustine for a game against the Flagler Saints. Flagler is part of an NCAA II school which makes for a tough challenge for the Cougars.

Cougars Lose Heartbreaker to Trinity
(12/8/09) Trinity, FL- The Cougars traveled to Trinity College on Tuesday for a game. Both teams came out playing very well, trading baskets back and forth. Great defense by the Cougars and some timely shooting helped them to stay in the game.

Cougars Look To Upset Southeastern
(12/1/09) Clearwater, FL- The Cougars faced off against #4 ranked regional rival Southeastern on December 1 in Lakeland. CCC came out playing strong against a dominant Southeastern team, who owned a 16 game win streak against Clearwater, and took an early lead.

Cougars Attack Trinity Baptist With Great Shooting
(11/21/09) Jacksonville, FL- Clearwater Christian College traveled to Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville where they defeated the Eagles 78-60 to even their team record on the season at 2-2.

Cougars Battle to the Last Minute Against Florida College
(11/17/09) Temple Terrace, FL -- Clearwater Christian College lost a tough game to Florida College 73-72. The hot shooting Falcons built a lead early in the game, eventually leading by as many as 18 points in the 2nd half. But Cougars stormed back behind outstanding play from the bench to cut the Florida College lead to 1 with 1 minute to play in the game.

Cougars Travel to Lake Wales for Tough Game Against Warner
(11/14/09) Lake Wales, FL-The Warner Royals upended the Cougars 97-60 in men's basketball on Saturday evening in Lake Wales. The bigger and stronger host team dominated the boards against a smaller Cougar squad by outrebounding CCC by a 41-26 margin.

Cougars Host Piedmont in Home Opener
(11/13/09) Clearwater, FL-The Clearwater Christian College men's basketball team kicked off the season with a 100-74 victory over Piedmont Baptist College.

Cougars Basketball Hosts Alumni Game
(11/7/09) Clearwater, FL- The men's basketball team held their annual alumni game on Saturday, November 7. The alumni team was made up of Mark McFawn, Ariel Betancourt, James Sanney, Jeremy Ham, Alex Pasquine, Kyle Gibson, Anthony Wilson, Larry Bache, Paul Finelli, Lance Cook, Michael Hudson, Sean Brady, and Mark Lazarre.

3rd Annual Midnight Madness Kicks Off Basketball Season
(10/13/09) On Thursday, October 8, CCC students, staff, faculty, and administration came out to open the 2009-2010 basketball season with a bang.

CCC Welcomes Men's Basketball Coach Keith Champion
(3/4/2009) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to welcome Keith Champion as the new assistant athletic director and menís basketball coach.

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