Central men notch road victory

By Steve Sell
January 28, 2018

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The three-headed monster of Cam Martin, Jubril Osagie and TJ Williams propelled Central Christian College’s men past Bacone College 89-84 in Sooner Athletic Conference basketball action on Saturday.

Martin was on fire with 31 points as he played all 40 minutes. Osagie had a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards, while Williams provided his usual lift off the bench with 17 more points as the trio accounted for 65.

Central improved to 4-8 in the SAC and 11-9 overall.

“We were tested with a lot of adversity throughout the game," Central coach Tony Romero. "We had a lot of guys get in foul trouble the first half, but our bench did a great job.  Bacone made a run on us to start the beginning of the second half and I was proud of the way we stuck together, especially in such a tough environment."

Martin’s performance was one of the best of the season.

“Cam had a great game for us, going all 40 minutes and made some huge plays at critical moments, the team did a great job finding him in positions where he could make plays,”  Romero said. 

The Tigers are home Thursday to take on Mid-America Christian.

Central (89) — Warren 2, Osagie 17, Martin 31, Lenard 7, Ard II 5, Daniels 2, Williams 17, Kuminga 6. 2 points not accounted for.

Bacone (84) — Swift 7, McNellys 21, Pritchett 9, Hopkins 24, Ajose 4, Gammage 19.

• BACONE WOMEN 88, CENTRAL 66 — The first quarter continues to be a problem for the Tigers.

They gave up 27 points in the first period and Bacone never looked back.

Holly Golden topped CCC with 21 points. Vestiney Cooke and Kassidy Forsberg had double-doubles, with Cooke scoring 12 points and hauling in 10 rebounds, while Forsberg had 10 and 11.

“The Bacone press was very effective against us," Central coach Marc Golden said. "We were able to significantly reduce our turnovers since our last meeting, but still we had too many. The high note of the game is that we got great production from our post players. The double-doubles from Vestiney Cooke and Kassidy Forsberg is a great sign for our future."

CCC is now 0-12 in the SAC, 1-19 overall. Mid-America Christian is here on Thursday.

Central (66) — Golden 21, Cooke 12, Banks 11, Forsberg 10, Hearne 5, Anderson 5, Mefford 2.

Bacone (88) — Miles 10, Jackson 21, Guillory 9, Drummer 6, Springs 5, Baker 11, Cleveland 10, Raimindi 7, Rosas 4, Zimmerer 3, Dodson 2.