Tiger men, women rout Barclay

By Steve Sell
January 25, 2017

HAVILAND — As expected, it was little more than formality for the Central Christian College basketball teams on Tuesday against overmatched Barclay College.

The Tiger men won their seventh in a row and moved to 15-5 overall with a 94-62 rout.

“The first half we really shot the ball well from the perimeter,” CCC coach Tony Romero said. “Defensively we were solid keeping the ball out of the paint. We got good production from our bench. Good to go on the road and get a win.”

Ernest Burton poured in 7 3-pointers and finished the game with 27 points to lead the Tigers, while Michael Gholston scored 20.

Central as a team hit a mind-boggling 11 of 15 from beyond the arc in the first half and finished 16 of 25, an astounding 64 percent.

The Tigers head to the great southwest this weekend, playing in New Mexico. They take on Johnson and Wales and Northern New Mexico, teams they just knocked off last weekend at Alexander Arena, though both games were highly competitive.

Central (94) — Burton 27, Gholston 20, Osagie 8, Nwosuh 9, Kuminga 8, Clayborn 7, Orieh 5, Lenard 5, Warren 4, Calhoune 1.

Barclay (62) — Maloney 6, Hibler 8, Huck 9, Smith 6, Hays 3, Zeucher 6, Thompson 14, Leach 8, Wilczek 2.

• CENTRAL WOMEN 54, BARCLAY 23 — It’s not often a team makes just 21 of 80 shots and wins going away by 31.

But that’s what Central did against Barclay to get back to .500 for the year at 9-9.

“Tonight was not a great start offensively," CCC coach Chris Honeck said. “But I was pleased to see how well the kids responded and got after it in the third and fourth quarters." 

Abbie Banks scored 20 to lead the Tigers and also came up with 11 rebounds. Rebekah Glessner also had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Micah Redenbaugh chipped in with a career-high 10 points.

CCC’s women do not join the men in New Mexico as their next action is Monday at Bethel.

Central (54) — Banks 20, Glessner 11, Redenbaugh 10, Hearne 6, Grimaldo 5, Floyd 2.

Barclay (23) — Brown 5, Hiser 10, Easterwood 4, Owens 2, Beavers 2.