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The CCCK Women’s Basketball team faced off against conference rival Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The Lady Tigers won the first matchup against the Aggies earlier in the season, but this would be in an entirely different atmosphere in Oklahoma.
Lady Tigers would start out the game a little sluggish and the Aggies were able to get a 19-11 1st quarter lead. The Tigers would fight back in the second quarter and get a run going of their own and quickly the momentum would switch to the Tigers. The Tigers would find themselves up 28-26 going into half. The second half would be full of excitement and an emotional rollercoaster. Once one team looked to have the edge the other would climb back into the game.
The Lady Tigers were especially good on points off turnovers as the Aggies would have 3 on 2 situations and the defenders would cause turnovers and set up good opportunities to get their offense on the board. Once the game got down to the final minutes the Tigers locked down and took care of business, they looked focused and made clutch shots and free throws. They had one of the best down the stretch games and took their first away conference game of the season.
Coach Golden had this to say on the night:
“The Panhandle team put up a really good fight. Today our girls were able to come together to play hard as a team and produce offensively with four players scoring in double digits. We shot the ball very well from three-point range led by a great shooting effort from Cheyenne Marshall and Zenith Hernandez. OPSU did not have the ability to keep stats, but I’m going to assume we won the rebounding and turnover battles today. I am very proud of the energy and effort that every player on our team brought today – from the first starter to the end of our bench, we truly stuck together.”
Tigers improve to 7-17 (3-13) and get a much-needed road win and will be back in action on February 20th as they come back to McPherson to take on Texas Wesleyan University.
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 basketball teams and the other athletic programs.