CCCB freshman Alexis Whisenand scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in the Saints' 81-63 win over Barclay College on Saturday.
Womens Basketball

Saints come out hot, sweep weekend series in MCCC play

Moberly, Mo.

The Central Christian College of the Bible women's basketball team jumped out to an 11-0 lead and controlled from start to finish in an 81-63 victory over conference foe Barclay College on Saturday at the Ferneau Center.

The win was the second straight overall and in Midwest Christian College Conference play for the Saints (7-14, 2-4 MCCC), who also defeated Manhattan Christian College, 80-66, at home on Friday night. Additionally, they have won in three of their last four outings.

Ta'Lor Branch went 13-for-15 from the free throw line and scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Saints on Saturday. Lauren Mills, Tink Harris, and Katelynn Wampler all scored 14 points each, while Mills also grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

Central Christian held a 23-7 advantage after the first quarter and went on to lead by as many as 29 in the second quarter. They took a 49-24 lead into the locker room and led 66-42 after three quarters.

The Saints shot 42 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point range compared to Barclay's 29 percent and 22 percent, respectively. The hosts also outrebounded the Bears, 54-44.

Playing for the third time in four days, Central Christian will host Lincoln Christian University in a women's/men's doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday.