CCC cagers home Friday, Saturday

By Steve Sell
February 05, 2015

Only in the MCAC.

Central Christian College’s basketball teams will face the same teams at home this weekend that they faced on the road last weekend.

In a quirk of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule, the Central teams host Central Baptist College on Friday and nationally ranked College of the Ozarks on Saturday.

Game time Friday is 5:30 p.m., with Saturday’s starting time the customary 3 p.m. at Alexander Arena.

Central Christian swept Central Baptist last week, the women winning 77-75 and the men taking a 73-60 decision.

The CCC men are in a four-way tie for fourth in the MCAC, which is why it’s essential they hold serve on their home court. Central Baptist is also 3-4.

The Tigers are 13-8 overall, while Central Baptist is 8-11.

In Saturday’s men’s game, College of the Ozarks comes to town armed with its No. 15 national ranking and a 5-2 MCAC record, one game back of No. 4-ranked Bellevue. Even without two starters, Michael Gholston and Daniel Nwosuh, the Tigers lost to the Bobcats by only 10 points last week, 87-77.

Friday’s game is a must-win for the 2-5 Lady Tigers, since Central Baptist is 1-6. Central’s women are 8-15 overall, while the Central Baptist women are 8-10.

Ozarks, ranked No. 18, is in the hunt for the MCAC title as it’s 6-1, a game back of 7-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Lady Bobcats crushed Central 105-51 last Saturday.

Both Central teams are home again on Tuesday as York comes to town.



Bellevue, 6-1

College of the Ozarks, 5-2

Waldorf, 5-2

Central Christian, 3-4

Central Baptist, 3-4

York, 3-4

Haskell, 3-4

Oklahoma Wesleyan, 0-7

• Women •

Oklahoma Wesleyan, 7-0

College of the Ozarks, 6-1

Haskell, 5-2

College of St. Mary, 4-3

Central Christian, 2-5

York, 2-5

Central Baptist, 1-6

Waldorf, 1-6