CCCB freshman Kelsey Todd scored 40 points in two games over the weekend as the Saints lost to Faith Baptist on Friday and defeated Emmaus Bible on Saturday.
Womens Basketball

CCCB women split over the weekend, finish in three-way tie for fourth in MCCC

Moberly, Mo.

The Central Christian women’s basketball team finished off the Midwest Christian College Conference portion of their schedule with a decisive win on Saturday to go 1-1 on the weekend and force a three-way tie for fourth in the final league standings.

They were unable to pull the upset Friday night in a 58-47 loss to Faith Baptist Bible College, but followed it up with recording their season-high point total the next day in a 84-62 victory over Emmaus Bible College. Both games took place at home in the friendly confines of the Ferneau Center.

Central Christian (8-15, 4-8 MCCC) led 25-19 at the half against Faith Baptist on Friday night as they held the Eagles to just 25 percent shooting. After the break, the Eagles heated up and hit 50 percent of their shots from the field and the Saints were unable to recover.

Central Christian had just nine turnovers on the night, along with 14 steals.

Kelsey Todd led the way for Central Christian with 18 points. Alexis Whisenand chipped in 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Faith Owen recorded eight steals on the night.

On Saturday, the Saints had bounced back in a big win over Emmaus. Central Christian ended the first quarter hot, up 23-14, and continued their momentum into the second frame as a 31-point second quarter extended their lead to 54-26 at halftime.

The Saints forced 16 turnovers and connected on nine three-point field goals in the first half, then carried their momentum into the third quarter as they built a 42-point lead just before the start of the fourth. Emmaus picked up some momentum of their own in the second half as they shot 56 percent from the field, but the Saints cruised to the win.

Central Christian finished the game shooting 38 percent from the field with an impressive 12-for-26 (46 percent) shooting from 3-point range on the night.

The Saints recorded 19 assists, 16 steals, and had just nine turnovers for the game. The rebounding battle also went to CCCB, 46-34.

Four Saints scored double figures, led by Owen with 27 points, six assists and five steals. Todd followed with 22 points and five assists. Whisenand added 12 points, and Macaria Hines put up 11. Rachel Darling grabbed 10 rebounds.

The CCCB women, who ended up with the No. 5 seed in this week's MCCC Tournament, will play No. 4 seed Calvary University in the opening round on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Haviland, Kan.