The Central Christian College women's basketball team showed two different sides in its home opener against Southwestern College. Just when the Lady Tigers showed potential after leading in the first half, the Tigers got caught in its old ways in the second, which resulted in a 70-60 loss to the Moundbuilders.
The Tigers shot 22 out 68 attempts and was 10 percent from behind the arc. CCC's coach, Marc Golden's biggest disappointment was being outrebounded 55-38.
"In the first half, when we were playing well, we got lazy on the boards, and then when we needed boards, it was too late for that," Marc Golden Said.
Things were going the Tigers' way early on. CCC led the Moundbuilders 42-31 at halftime. Just when there was light at the end of the tunnel, the offensive woes began at the start of the third quarter.
Southwestern outscored Central Christian 27-7. The Moundbuilders went on a 14-2 run, and in a blink of an eye, the Tigers fell behind the rest of the night.
"Defensively, I was OK with what I saw," Golden said. "Offensively, we just looked a little bit stagnant and lazy. We just weren't moving. We should have cut (to the basket) sometimes, and we didn't."
Holly Golden was the Tigers' top scorer with 21 points and eight rebounds. Tania Low had 12 points, and Kassidy Forsberg had 11.
The Tigers fall to 0-1 in the start of the 2019 season but will return on the court on Friday night to take on Randall University at 6 p.m.
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