Tiger cagers open SAC play on Thursday

By Steve Sell
November 29, 2017

Central Christian College’s basketball teams begin their foray into the Sooner Athletic Conference on Thursday by taking on Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City.

The women tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8. Central’s last conference affiliation was the now-defunct Midlands College Athletic Conference.

The Tiger women are seeking their second win of the year. They are coming off a 109-68 exhibition loss to Oklahoma Baptist on Monday.

The Mid-America Christian women enter the game with a 4-2 record.

The Central men are off to an impressive 5-1 start and also played Fort Hays State within seven points in an exhibition game.

The Tigers will have their hands full, though, as Mid-America Christian is ranked No. 22 in the country and is 5-2 on the season. The teams have a common opponent in Manhattan Christian, with the Evangels winning their game with the Thunder 91-77 while Central was a 91-80 winner.

Central’s teams stay on the road Saturday to play at University of Science and Arts.