The Central Christian College Tigers hosted Central Baptist College Saturday, with the men winning 91-81 and the women falling 70-51.
Central led 43-31 at half kept up the pressure in the second half, pushing the lead to 20 at one point, but sloppy defense and Blake Hanney’s 31 points allowed Central Baptist to close the gap to 10 at the final buzzer.
“Any time you come off such an emotional win as we did (Friday against Oklahoma Wesleyan),” it can be interesting the next day,” Central coach Tony Romero said. “I feared us not being completely glued in, and we were not.”
Chris Jones led Central with 16 points, while Jeff Jackson added 14, Aaron Miller had 13 and Kris Quant had 10.
The Central women hit the 50-point mark for the first time in three games against Central Baptist in the 70-51 loss.
“The girls are frustrated, and the coaches are frustrated,” Central coach Robert Lancaster said. “We just aren’t a very good team right now.”
Krystina Powell had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Central to pick up the double-double. Brooke Rhodes added 14.