CCC men heading to Colorado this weekend

By Steve Sell
November 25, 2015

It seems a bit odd.

Central Christian College’s men’s basketball team is heading to Lakewood, Colo., on Friday and Saturday for the Colorado Christian Classic, which is a 472-mile trip that covers nearly 7 hours.

However, the Tigers are playing Bethany College (15 miles away from McPherson) and Bethel College (26 miles). The game with the Swedes is set for 6 p.m. Friday, while the Bethel game Saturday has a 5 p.m. start.

For the Tigers, it’s another shot at playing against the KCAC. They own victories over Friends, McPherson College and Oklahoma Wesleyan, while losing to Kansas Wesleyan.

Central is 6-1 on the year and coming off a surprisingly close game with Barclay College.

The game Friday with Bethany figures to be a run-and-gun affair. Both teams like to get the ball up and down the floor in a hurry and there figures to be no shortage of points. It could come down to which team can get the most stops that wins the game.

Bethany is only 2-5 and so far has been the KCAC’s biggest disappointment as it has lost its first two conference games to Kansas Wesleyan and Friends. However, the Swedes still have as much talent as any team in the KCAC and need for All-America candidate Cody Harris to come back as he’s been out with an ankle injury.

Bethel is winless so far, but has played a lot of teams close. The Threshers have started KCAC play with losses to Oklahoma Wesleyan, McPherson College and Sterling.