One thing was for sure Tuesday night: the Tigers needed a win.
Central defeated Cabot, 48-43, at Panther Arena to end what's been a tough start in conference play.
"When you're 0-3, you either quit or you work a little extra harder," said head coach Brian Ross. "Our guys dug down deep. They're a competitive group of guys. I'm really proud of them."
The Tigers held a 34-30 lead heading into the fourth quarter and went on a 7-0 run to take control of the game.
Senior forward Rajhon McIntosh led Central with 13 points.
The Tigers will face No. 1 Conway at home on Friday night.