Mens Basketball

Saints torch the nets in home victory against Warriors

Moberly, Mo.

The Saints heated up quickly and didn't let up as they sank a season-high 18 3-pointers in Central Christian College of the Bible's 87-63 victory over Calvary University on Thursday in the Ferneau Center.

Central Christian (2-4) missed their first three attempts from long range, then went on to hit nine of their next 13 to take a 50-30 lead into the locker room. Part of the offensive explosion was a 15-0 run midway through the first half that pushed the margin from six to 21 in a matter of three minutes.

The aerial assualt continued in the second half as the Saints went 9-for-13 from behind the arc to finish at 62 percent (18-for-29) for the game. Calvary (1-5) got as close as 15 points in the second half, while Central Christian led by as many as 27.

Kedron Rollings scored 14 of his team-high 22 points in the first half, while finishing the game 6-for-8 from 3-point range. Jaime Rodriguez scored a season-high 16 points and dished out five assists, followed by Jesse Granados with 12 points and Raymond Sellers with 11.

The Saints outrebounded the Warriors, 36-25, and dished out a season-high 26 assists.

The Warriors were led by Isaiah Miller with a game-high 23 points and Braydon Unruh with 19.

The Central Christian men play one final game before Thanksgiving break when they travel to Jacksonville, Ill., tomorrow to take on MacMurray College at 2 p.m. The CCCB women follow with a game at 4 p.m.