CINCINNATI – After four-straight wins for the Eagles as the season begins to wind down, CCU prepares for a pair of league games this weekend at Midway on Thursday (Feb. 9) and Carlow on Saturday (Feb. 11). Tip off at Midway is set for 8 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
Cincinnati Christian picked up its fourth consecutive win with a 99-86 victory over IU-Kokomo on the road Tuesday evening. The Eagles maintained just a six-point advantage at the half, but pulled away in the second for a 13-point victory. CCU forced 14 turnovers and outrebounded the Cougars 37-35.
Khari Burton led all scorers with 23 points, four steals and six assists. Nick Seibert and Jadon White each combined for 16 points, while Blake Walsman came off the bench to add 22 points, seven rebounds and a pair of helpers.
SCOUTING THE HOST EAGLES
Midway hosts CCU for the second matchup of the season with a 2-20 (2-12) overall record. The visiting Eagles are on a current eight-game losing streak, with its most recent loss coming from a narrow 70-66 fall to Asbury.
Despite a losing record, Midway boasts a trio of Eagles who are posting double-digit scoring efforts in Bryson Harris (16.8 ppg), Brandon Johnson (14.5 ppg) and Brandon Maxwell (10.5 ppg). Maxwell is also pacing the squad with 7.6 rebounds per game. Between the three, they have combined for 767 of the team's 1487 points (51.5-percent).
Maxwell's 168 rebounds are at least 70 more than the next highest on the team. On the other side of the ball, he has grabbed a team-best 39 steals and has handed out 48 helpers.
LOOKING AT CARLOW
Saturday marks the first meeting this season between Carlow (4-22, 3-11) and Cincinnati Christian. Last time out, the Celtics picked up a buzzer-beating 75-74 home-win against Point Park. As a squad, Carlow is recording 74.5 points per game, while being outscored by the opposition with 86 points.
Forward Charlie Scharbo paces Carlow with 17.08 ppg with the second-best shooting percentage in the River States Conference (52.4-percent). Scharbo tallied a season-best 32 points against Point Park on Tuesday (Feb. 7) evening and has reached double-digits all but twice in 25 games.
Sophomore Jacob St. George is a not-so-secret weapon for the Celtics defensively as the 6'1 guard has tallied the 12th-most steals in the country. St. George leads the conference with 50 steals (2.08 per game) with 13 multi-steal showings.
The Eagles have a quick turnover as they turn around for its final pair of regular season games on Tuesday (Feb. 14) at Alice Lloyd and Saturday (Feb. 18) at Asbury.