Burton's bench play keys Tiger rout

By Steve Sell
November 29, 2015
Central Christian College Sports Information

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Central Christian College’s men scored another basketball victory over a KCAC  team on Saturday, racing to an 88-70 victory over Bethel College.

The Tigers are now 4-2 against KCAC schools.

Central sprinted to a 50-39 halftime lead and continued to add to its margin in the second half.

Six Tigers reached double figures, led by the hot-shooting Ernest Burton off the bench with 21 points, as he made 8 of 11 floor shots, 4 of 5 from 3-point. Also off the bench, Jerome Jackson drained four 3-pointers on his way to 12 points.

In addition for the Tigers, Alonzo Stafford and Michael Gholston scored 12 points apiece, Sam Clayborn added 11 and Daniel Nwosuh supplied 10. The Tigers lit it up from 3-point, going 14 of 27.

“I’m glad with the way we responded after losing a tough one last night,” CCC coach Tony Romero said. “We played a lot more inspired basketball on the defensive side of the floor.  We had great balance and I felt our bench gave us a big boost."

Rayjohn Craig and Jenson Kingsley scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Threshers.

Central, now 7-2, plays Tuesday at Manhattan Christian.

Central (88) — Gholston 12, Stafford 12, Warren 4, Nwosuh 10, Clayborn 11, Glynn 2, Jackson 12, Burton 21, Robbins 4.

Bethel (70) — Miller 3, Goodwin 9, Kingsley 12, Walker 3, Craig 15, Cape 2, Jones 2, Bannister 7, Mustin 6, Silsby 5, Fort 6.