The Central Christian College of Kansas women's basketball team played their final game of the season on Saturday afternoon, as they welcomed the Golden Eagles of John Brown University to town. With the 87-59 loss, the Lady Tigers finished their year at 3-26 (2-20 SAC).
The game started off as a defensive struggle between the two teams, with the Tigers holding the Eagles 0-4 from three-point territory and forcing them into six turnovers while not turning the ball over themselves. JBU would stay in the game by making their way to the free throw line, going 9-for-10, and holding the Tigers to just 2-of 12 from three-point land. In the second quarter, the Eagles exploded for 27 points, finding their rhythm offensively and giving them the 46-34 lead going into halftime. Coming out of the half, the Eagles took their defensive pressure up a notch, holding the Tigers without a made field goal until there was just 42 seconds left in the quarter. The Tigers would finish the quarter shooting 1-for-15 from the field and 0-for-7 from three, and the Eagles' lead doubled to 25 points at 65-40. With the big lead, the Eagles would cruise through the final quarter and leave with the 87-59 win over the Tigers.
On the night, the Tigers shot 19-for-74 (25.7 percent) from the field, including 6-for-37 (16.2 percent) from three and 15-for-20 (75 percent) from the free throw line. They would also finish with 35 rebounds (16 offensive, 19 defensive), four blocks, eight steals, seven assists and nine turnovers. The Eagles shot 29-for-57 (50.9 percent) from the field, including 7-for-19 (36.8 percent) from three and 22 for 26 (84.6 percent) from the free throw line. They also had 47 rebounds (10 offensive, 37 defensive), two blocks, four steals, 21 assists and 17 turnovers.
The Tigers were led by Piper Kalthoff with 14 points, and also got a solid outing from Kassidy Forsberg who finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. The Eagles were led by Karina Chandra, who led all scorers with 18 points. Baily Cameron finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles.