Lady Tigers no match for nationally ranked Tabor

By Steve Sell
January 03, 2016

HILLSBORO — A nice effort by Central Christian College center Heather Crittenden went for naught on Saturday as the Lady Tigers went down to a 96-62 defeat at the hands of KCAC leader Tabor.

Crittenden made 10 of 18 floor shots and scored 24 points, while pulling down six rebounds in just 22 minutes of play. CCC coach Chris Honeck used 14 players in the contest, with none playing more than 22 minutes.

“For the most part I was pleased with the effort tonight,” Honeck said. "For three quarters of the game, the only difference in the game was that Tabor is a better-shooting team than we are and they hit more shots. We held our own on the boards and took good care of the ball. We were battling and played with a great deal of intensity. That intensity dropped off a bit in the fourth quarter and they had some fresh kids with fresh legs in there, and were able to extend the lead. The final score wasn't really indicative of the way the game was for most of the night." 

Fourteen players scored for No. 21-ranked Tabor, as 48 of its points were supplied by the bench. The Bluejays continued their tremendous 3-point shooting, making 11 of 20 from beyond the arc.

Central is now 4-10 on the season. The Lady Tigers go on the road Tuesday to take on former MCAC rival Oklahoma Wesleyan, which is now a member of the KCAC.

CCC (62) — Crittenden 24, Campa 9, Laskowski 8, Woods 4, Garza 4, Stackhouse 4, Lopez 4, Banks 2, Young 2, Costello 1.

Tabor (96) — Reid 8, Hurd 7, Zuercher 11, Loewen 10, Troxell 12, Bonham 9, Deniston 5, Leiszler 8, Decker 6, Ediger 5, Galusha 2, Climpson 2, Mires 4, Wedel 2, Short 5.