The Lady Tigers showed up in what could be the best on court form of this season. The team faced up against Langston University in a home contest and proved to be the better team during this mid-week evening game. After several lead changes throughout the first half, the Tigers nailed down a hard fought 79 to 73 victory. Every player who entered the game for the Central Christian College Tigers grabbed rebounds and nearly every player scored a goal.
Four players scored double digits on a night where an athletic Langston team played tough, full court, pressure defense for nearly 40 straight minutes. Senior Guard Holly Golden led the way for the tigers with 25 points, 4 steals, and 5 rebounds on the way to her career 1000th point as a college athlete. This team effort was enhanced by the actions Junior guard, Tania Lowe, who scored 8 points while serving up 5 assists. Zenith Hernandez scored 14 points while Alexis Boyd ignited the Tigers with 13 points and 6 rebounds while staring in the role of sixth man. Cheyenne Marshall delivered huge free throws down the stretch to secure the win by making four of her 10 points from the line. Kassidy Forsberg rallied the team with 9 huge rebounds that helped the Tigers make a statement about how much they value each possession.
This was the first conference win for the Women’s Basketball team. Coach Golden stated: “the team is gaining confidence. The improved shooting, refusal to lose even one quarter tonight shows our progress. We still have many opportunities to improve and I am excited to see our players demonstrate just how much they can accomplish.”
The Tigers are back on the road on Thursday, as the attempt to pick up their second win of the week against a historically strong John Brown University team.
About Central Christian College of Kansas
Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, body, and soul. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about who Central is go to: centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the athletics website to follow the women’s basketball team and the other athletic programs.