Central cagers home tonight

By Steve Sell
January 12, 2017

Central Christian College’s men’s basketball team will try to stay perfect in its series with Crowley’s Ridge College here tonight.

The teams meet at 7:30 p.m. at Alexander Arena. CCC is 3-0 in the series, having won last year’s meeting 111-75.

Central will be trying to avoid a letdown as it has started the 2017 portion of the schedule with impressive wins over KCAC schools Bethany College and Kansas Wesleyan.

In Tuesday’s 95-79 victory over KW, the Tigers were led by Michael Gholston with 28 points and Daniel Nwosuh with 21.

A women’s game is set for 5:30. Central and Crowley’s Ridge have not met since 2011, when the teams split a pair of games — the only two they have ever played against each other.

The Tiger women are 6-7 on the year after losing their first game of 2017 on Tuesday to Bethany, 74-47. Central currently is without leading scorer Piper Kalthoff due to an eligibility question that is trying to be cleared up. It is unknown when she’ll be back in action.