Tigers' season ends with regional loss

By Steve Sell
March 12, 2015

PARAGOULD, Ark. — Now the Central Christian College men’s basketball season is officially over.

The Tigers, whose quest for the NAIA National Tourney recently ended by losing in the MCAC South Division finals, got a reprieve because it has dual membership in the NCCAA.

But the Tigers couldn’t make the most of a second chance as they scored only 18 points in the first half this afternoon against No. 1 Central regional seed Colorado Christian and wound up losing, 74-50.

The Tigers closed the year 16-13.

Central made only 7 of 32 shots in the first half and finished the game 17 of 61 as they couldn’t knock off the rust of a long layoff.

Colorado Christian buried 14 3-pointers in the game as it controlled the action from start to finish.

First-team MCAC member Alonzo Stafford completed a tremendous year with a team-high 14 points for Central and Michael Gholston scored 13.

The game was the last for seniors Chris Quincy, Dustin Rojas and Curtis Sinahamu.

CCC (50) — Nwosuh 5, Gholston 13, Jackson 6, Rojas 2, Clayborn 2, Stafford 14, Quincy 2, Adams 6.

Colorado Christian (74) — McLemore 9, Squires 9, Brown 19, Hegarty 3, McCullough 5, Hanson 1, Whitmore 11, Shields 15, Crist 2.