Central Christian's Burton named POW

By Steve Sell
February 21, 2017

Central Christian College senior Ernest Burton has been named the Association of Independent Institution’s (AII) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Burton scored 41 points in three CCC games last week, including back-to-back 18-point games against College of the Ozarks and Haskell. The Tigers won two of three last week and are now 22-7 on the year.

Burton made 15 of 25 floor shots, including 9 of 21 from 3-point.

Burton and the Tigers begin play in the AII Men’s Tournament at 7 p.m. Friday against Fisher College in Point Lookout, Mo. If the Tigers win, they take on Washington Adventist University at 7 p.m. Saturday. The championship game is 4 p.m. Sunday.