Caleb Muia scored 23 points and hauled in 16 rebounds to lead the Raiders to an 88-71 win over North Central Missouri College at the Raider Fieldhouse on Monday night.
The Raiders jumped out of the gate with a 14-5 run over the first five minutes of the contest. CCC led by 14 points twice in the first half before taking a 42-31 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Tigers pulled to within two points, 52-50, at the 12:48 mark. Central responded with a 17-6 run over a five-and-a-half-minute span and cruised to the victory.
“Overall, it was a great team effort with multiple guys stepping up,” said CCC head coach John Ritzdorf. “We did a great job of taking care of the basketball. To have only 12 turnovers against a team that pressed the entire game is a huge reason why we won.”
The win gives the Raiders an 8-10 record.
The Raiders are off until Saturday, March 27, when they host Southeast Community College in the regular season finale at 4 p.m. CCC will look to avenge a 75-73 loss to the Storm earlier in the season.
The Central Community College women’s basketball team lost to North Central Missouri College, 78-50, on Monday night at the Raider Fieldhouse.
The Tigers took the first quarter, 19-11, before building a 15-point lead in the second quarter. The Raiders trailed at halftime, 39-27. CCC was held to nine points in the third quarter as the Tigers rolled to the 28-point win.
“We came out and played a decent first half,” said CCC head coach Billy Perkins. “We just couldn’t come out in the second half and get things going.”
With the loss, CCC is 3-14 on the season.
The Raiders will return to action on Monday with a road venture to Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. The game is set for 5:30 p.m. and only those guests on the pass list will be admitted.