MOORE, Okla. — Central Christian College’s super-smooth swingman Michael Gholston went over the 1,000-point career scoring mark on Friday during a 103-81 Tiger victory over Arlington Baptist.
Gholston, only a junior, scored 12 points in the game and now has 1,011 for his career.
The Tigers had to play the final 30 minutes without coach Tony Romero, who was ejected after receiving a pair of technicals for questioning a call. Romero, from all reports, was not overly animated but still was tossed, which means he has to sit a game.
That seemed to fire up the Tigers, who led only 52-47 at the half. Assistant coach Guy Gardner directed the team to a big second half as CCC had a 51-34 advantage.
Daniel Nwosuh had his best game of the year with 22 points and four assists, along with no turnovers. Ernest Burton provided instant offense off the bench with five 3-points and 18 points total. Alonzo Stafford had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Sam Clayborn furnished 10 points and six assists.
“I am very proud of our guys and coach Gardner” Romero said. “We were dealt some adversity and we responded in a very positive way. We did a really good job sharing the basketball and a much better job taking care of the ball. Defensively we did a great job the second half, played with great enthusiasm."
The Tigers, now 12-2, host former MCAC counterpart Southwestern Christian on Tuesday.
CCC (103) — Gholston 12, Stafford 18, Warren 6, Nwosuh 22, Clayborn 10, Glynn 2, Guillory 7, Jackson 5, Burton 18, Robbins 3.
Arlington Baptist (81) — Briceno 8, Brown 5, Clayborne 21, Wallace 6, Jones 2, Carson 8, Moore 11, Ford 6, Amos 3, Nwakamma 5, Bradford 5, Hicks 1.