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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Jones breaks Tiger scoring record in loss to York

  • Central Christian College’s Chris Jones only needed two games to make history.
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  • Central Christian College’s Chris Jones only needed two games to make history.
    The first came Friday night in a double overtime loss to the College of the Ozarks, as he eclipsed the 1,500 point mark with 27 points, leaving him only 19 points short of former All-American Sean High’s career mark of 1,541 entering Tuesday’s road game with York College.
    When the dust settled, Jones had the scoring record, dumping 24 points on the Panthers in an 89-83 loss.
    Central led 45-36 after the first half, coming back from a 10 point deficit about halfway through the period.
    The Tigers extended their lead to 10 at the 17:57 mark of the second half, but York began to battle back, whittling away at the lead until they managed to get the score tied and pull away.
    “I was proud of our guys’ effort tonight,” Central coach Tony Romero said. “It was a tough environment to play in and we just couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch to win the game.”
    Central (17-7, 6-5 MCAC) finished shooting 34-of-78 from the field. The Tigers were only 4-of-18 from distance and shot 11-of-17 as a team from the foul line.
    Jones’ 24 gives him 1,546 career points, done mostly off of two-point buckets and free throws, as he only has one three-pointer to his credit. He also picked up a double-double with 12 rebounds.
    Aaron Cannon added 20 points and 11 boards for the Tigers, followed by Mike Lyons’ 13 and Kaelon Gary’s 11.
    Central is next in action Friday as they host Waldorf College at 7:30 p.m.
    Central (83) — Cannon 9-15 1-2 11; Jones 11-17 2-2 24; Lyons 4-14 5-9 13; Gary 4-15 2-2 11; Quant 2-8 0-0 5; Brooks, T. 2-5 0-0 6; Jackson 2-4 0-0 4.
    York (89) — Jackson 4-7 0-0 9; Strickland 3-8 3-4 12; Brewer 2-6 2-2 8; Johnson, M. 10-13 2-4 22; Varmall 6-12 5-6 18; Johnson, R. 3-4 0-0 6; Marshall 2-2 0-1 4; Osayande 3-4 0-0 6.

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