CCCB sophomore Rachel Darling drives to the basket on Saturday during the Saints' 61-45 victory over Emmaus Bible College.
Womens Basketball

CCCB women win two over the weekend to finish tied for third in MCCC

Moberly, Mo.

The Central Christian women’s basketball team finished off their regular season with back-to-back wins at home against teams that beat them earlier in the season. This propelled the Saints in the Midwest Christian College Conference standings to finish in a tie for third place this season.

On Friday night, the Saints put up their season-high point total as they defeated Faith Baptist Bible College, 73-57. Four players scored in double figures: Savanna Luna led the way with 18 points and 7 assists, followed by Alexis Whisenand with 17 points and 11 rebounds, Harmoni Tart with 12 points, and Claire Van Thomme another 11.

The Saints trailed by one at half-time, down 28-27. They came back out hot as they scored 46 points in the second half. The Saints shot 38 percent from the field and 4-for-9 from 3-point range. They were also able to win the rebounding battle, including 14 offensive rebounds on the night.

The next day, Central Christian faced Emmaus Bible College for Senior Day at the Ferneau Center. The first half was a defensive battle for both squads as the score at halftime was in favor of the Saints, 23-14. The Saints held Emmaus to shooting 28% from the field, while also outrebounding them.

Central Christian finished the game shooting 43 percent from the field, including another night of 4-for-9 from 3-point and 17 team assists. CCCB won the game, 61-45. 

Two Saints recorded double-doubles: Alexis Whisenand with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Claire Van Thomme with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Macaria Hines, Raya Brady, and Tart added eight points each. Luna dished out seven assists and Brady contributed seven rebounds.

As part of Senior Day, the Saints celebrated the career of Alexis Whisenand. In her last two regular season games at home, she recorded back-to-back double-doubles, shooting an impressive 10-for-22 from the field.

The CCCB women, who ended up with the No. 4 seed in this week's MCCC Tournament, will play No. 5 seed Barclay College in the opening round on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Ankeny, Iowa.