Haviland — The Central Christian College women's basketball team improved to 9-9 on the season with a 54-23 win on the road Tuesday night over the Barclay College Bears.
It was a tough shooting night all around. The Bears shot just 13 percent from the floor making 10 of 73 shots. The Tigers weren't much better, making 21 of 80 shots for 26 percent. However, the Tigers did enough on both ends of the floor to get the job done.
The Tigers scored nine points in the opening quarter and led by seven. They added 13 more in the second and took a 22-6 lead into the halftime intermission. They added 13 more points after the break and led by 25, 35-10, heading into the final 10 minutes. The Tigers saved their best for last as they scored 19 points in the final quarter and left Haviland with a 31 point victory.
Abbie Banks hit 6 of 18 three pointers, and had a double double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Rebekah Glessner also earned a double double of her own with 11 points and 12 boards. Micah Redenbaugh was the third Tiger to score in double figures. She came off the bench and had a career high 10 points, going 4 of 6 from the floor, including 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
"Tonight was not a great start offensively," said head coach Chris Honeck, "but I was pleased to see how well the kids responded and got after it in the third and fourth quarters. Our defense was really good all night — I don't know if I've ever been a part of a game where we held our opponents to 8 percent shooting for a half.”
"I also think we did a really nice job in the boards," added Honeck. "When we played these guys last time, they out rebounded us. I think they're a much better team now, and we turned that around tonight. Also can't remember when a team I've coached has had four kids with 10 or more rebounds in the same game."
The Tigers will now get some much needed time off. They won't be back on the hardwood until Monday next week when they go on the road for a rematch with the Bethel College Threshers.