MCPHERSON, Kan. – The Annual Mayor’s Cup Basketball game took place on Tuesday, at Central Christian College’s Jerry Alexander Arena, as the Tigers hosted McPherson College.
In the women’s game, the Bulldogs were able to hold the Tigers to single digits in the first two quarters, going into the locker room leading 33-14. Scoring was fairly even in the second half, as the Bulldogs were able to maintain a comfortable lead throughout the game, to win 67-44, collecting the Mayor’s Cup for the fifth consecutive season since it began in 2017.
The Bulldogs were led by Dy’mond McElrath, who had 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists on the night. Mac moves to 2-0. They will return to action Friday and Saturday, hosting Northern New Mexico College at 6 pm and Haskell Indian Nations University at 4 pm on Saturday.
For the Tigers, Briasia Garza led with 9 points, 10 steals, and 7 rebounds. Central falls to 0-2. They will play in the Tabor Classic Friday and Saturday, playing Bellevue University in Hillsboro at 2 pm, and Tabor College at 3 pm on Saturday.
In the Men’s Game, 4 Bulldogs found themselves scoring in double-figures, led by Owen Braxmeyer, who had 21 points and 9 rebounds.
Christian Aguillard was an efficient 6 of 9 for the Bulldogs finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double.
The Tigers were led by Isaiah Rivera who had 21 points 9 assists and 6 rebounds,
The men’s game also favored the Bulldogs, as they put together a 24-7 run just over midway through the half, and would go into the break leading 47-21. They eventually won, 85-65.
The Bulldogs move to 3-0 on the season, and they will host Clarke University and Benedictine College on Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 6 pm.
The Tigers fall to 2-2 overall and they will return to action Friday, as they’ll travel to Manhattan to take on Manhattan Christian, with tipoff set for 7:30.