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Central Christian Holds Off Kansas Wesleyan

Mike Hammett - November 14, 2013 9:49 pm

Central Christian College’s men’s basketball team used a 22-8 run to close the first half, giving the Tigers control in an 85-69 win over Kansas Wesleyan University on Thursday night at Mabee Arena on the KWU campus.

The game swung back-and-forth early, with three lead changes and five ties in the first 13 minutes. Then, the Tigers used a 9-0 run to go from down four at 22-18 to lead 27-22. It was the start of the 22-8 spurt which gave Central Christian a 40-30 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Coyotes fell down by 19 at 53-34 with 14:42 to go. However, the Coyotes started to fight back, outscoring the Tigers 19-7 over the next seven minutes to pull within seven at 60-53 on a basket by Dane Brinker.

The Coyotes would get no closer. The Tigers quickly pushed the lead back to 13, and maintained no less than a nine point lead for the remainder of the game.

Kansas Wesleyan shot 32 percent from the floor in the game, but was just 4-for-23 from three-point range at 17 percent. The Coyotes were led by 13 points from Brock Borovetz. Dylan Hidalgo and Michael Johnson had 12 points each, while Brinker had 11.

Central Christian shot 39 percent from the floor and 5-for-22 from three at 23 percent. Aaron Miller led the Tigers with 28 points, while Daniel Nwosuh added 15 and Kris Quant had 12.

The Coyotes drop to 2-4 on the season, while Central Christian stays perfect at 6-0.

The Coyotes play an exhibition contest at Washburn University in Topeka on Monday.