Tiger cagers lose exhibition games

By Steve Sell
November 19, 2017

Central Christian College’s basketball teams went on the road Saturday and lost exhibition games against NCAA Division II competition that do not count on their regular-season record.

The Tiger men, who had played a grueling game the night before against Manhattan Christian, were overwhelmed by Rogers State, 100-45.

TJ Williams had his best game as a Tiger with 14 points as Central coach Tony Romero used his reserves extensively. Leading scorer Jubril Osagie played only 9 minutes after getting in early foul trouble and no starter played more than 23 minutes.

Paul Ard II added 12 points.

Central was held to 16 of 60 from the field, 3 of 19 from 3-point.

The Tigers especially struggled in the first half as they managed only 17 points, making 6 of 31 shots.

Central returns to regular action on Tuesday when it travels to Barclay College in Haviland. The Tigers are 4-1 in games that count. The teams met earlier this season in McPherson with Central pulling away for an 89-79 victory.

Central (45) — Kuminga 5, Martin 5, Lenard 3, Ard II 12, Daniels 2, Williams 14, Warren 4.

Rogers (100) — Ferreira 6, Loy 6, Smith 12, Turner 12, Davis 6, Hilaire 11, Harness 3, Peacock 12, Vaughn 2, Harkey 6, Littlejohn 20, Leak 4.

• ROCKHURST WOMEN 93, CENTRAL 56 — The Tiger women also had a rough shooting night by making just 28 percent.

Rockhurst led 44-24 at the half, then piled on 31 more points in the third quarter.

Abbie Banks had a nice game for Central with 16 points, making three 3-pointers. Holly Golden added 14 points.

Central, 0-4 in actual games, plays Tuesday at Barclay College.

Central (56) — Regier 2, Banks 16, Golden 14, Travino 9, Cooks 2, Isaacs 2, Gonzales 8, Anderson 3.

Rockhurst (93) — Monahan 11, German 8, Myers 2, Briahtia Sebek 3, Ronhausen 13, Rose 12, Denton 5, Bailey Sebak 9, Meyer 5, Harwood 4, Parkey 3, Rock 9, Holden 9.


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