A pair of single game records were broken Tuesday night at the Ed Pyle Sports Complex in the Central Christian College men’s 79-77 win over Haskell Indian Nations University.
The Central women fell 67-35.
In the men’s contest, the Tigers extended their current win streak to four with the win over Haskell, who had the opportunity to win with a last second shot but failed to connect.
The game was knotted up at 37-37 at the half, but Central managed to get a double-digit lead in the second half.
The Indians came back, though trailing two with 3.3 seconds left on the scoreboard, but Stand Lavato couldn’t get his shot to fall in as time expired.
“I thought we played hard and shot the ball well from the perimeter,” Central coach Tony Romero said. “I was not pleased, though, with our interior defense; we gave up way too many points in the paint, especially in the first half.”
Kaelon Gary set a new single-game steals record with eight against Haskell. This broke the previous record of seven set by Seth High during the 2009-2010 season.
Chris Jones recorded seven blocks, breaking the single game record of five in that category set by Lamar Jackson in 2004-2005.
Jones finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead Central, Gary had 16 points, while Troy Brooks added 14 in the win.
Shooting woes continued for the Central women in their 67-35 loss to Haskell.
The Lady Tigers were just 16-for-46 from the field for the game and only 2-of-13 from behind the three-point arc. Turnovers were a big issue, as well, as they coughed the ball up 35 times to the Indians.
Krystina Powell led the Tigers with 14 points.
Next up for Central Christian is home game with the College of the Ozarks Friday evening. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s contest to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.