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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Tigers sweep Hillsdale Freewill Baptist

  • The CCC men's and women's basketball teams were on the road this weekend, coming away with a pair of victories over Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College.
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  • The CCC men's and women's basketball teams were on the road this weekend, coming away with a pair of victories over Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College.
    The Tiger women entered Saturday's game with a 1-3 record and on a three game losing streak.
    The new look Tigers, who have played better this season but haven't had the results to show for it yet, have been on the cusp of breaking through, and on Saturday things fell in place for a 71-67 road victory.
    The Tigers fell behind 35-36 at the end of the first half, but used a solid second half to win the half 36-31 to secure a four point win.
    For the second game in a row, the Tigers were led by junior transfer Quamisha Spence. Spence recorded her second double double in as many games, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead all scorers.
    "What a great win,” Central coach Chris Honeck said. “I've been telling the girls that we're close, that we just need to piece some things together, and today proved that. This team never quit; even when we were down late in the game, they were able to dig a little deeper and find a way to win. I'm very proud of what they accomplished today . They took another big step forward."
    The Lady Tigers also were in action Monday against Newman University in an exhibition game, where they fell 85-73.
     They will be back in action at home tonight  against the Barclay College Bears. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 pm.
     The Tiger men, meanwhile, got up by double digits in the first half, leading by 14 points 47-33 at the halftime intermission.
    In the second half they extended their lead to 18 before Hillsdale woke up and, like Manhattan on Tuesday, made a big run at the Tigers.
    The Saints chipped away at the Tiger lead until with under three minutes to play actually took a one point lead. The Tigers once again showed their mettle, didn't panic and retook the lead.
    When the final horn sounded, the Tigers had eeked out a slim 86-82 win.
    Offensively, the Tigers had four players score in double figures led by 21 from senior guard Aaron Miller,  the team's leading scorer.  Miller was 9-of-16 from the field and 3-of-3 from the free throw line. He also recorded 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 7 assists.
    The win extended the Tigers perfect season at 4-0.
    They will be back in action tonight against the Barclay Bears. Tipoff follows the women's game at 7:30.

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