Siloam Springs, Ark. – The Central Baptist College men's basketball team opened the 2016-2017 season at John Brown University for their 36th Annual TP Game. In a close affair, JBU pulled it out 104-94 over the Mustangs.
CBC returned numerous from a squad that finished 14-17 and made it to the semifinals of the NCCAA Tournament. The Mustangs were led by Fred Albright (SR/Little Rock, AR) (15.16 ppg LY) and Mike Evans (SR/North Little Rock, AR) (9.39 ppg, 8.16 reb LY).
The Mustangs started off the game a little out of sorts as they committed a couple early fouls and turnovers as JBU built an early 10-3 lead. CBC's Marcellous Green would score, followed by a JBU miss, a Fred Albright 3-pointer and rebound, after another Eagle miss, feeding Mike Evans for a score to bring CBC back to just a two point deficient, 10-12. John Brown would extend the lead into the half with a couple of 3-pointers by Jake Caudle and Ricky Roberts to make it 52-38 JBU.
JBU would maintain a double digit lead thru much of the second half until Jordan Ford (FR/Dallas, Texas)'s 3-point shot would make it 69-61. Clay Anderson (FR/Benton, AR) would make a shot to bring the Mustangs to within six, 69-63.
A Nick Jones (FR/Little Rock, AR) made three at the 3:38 mark would bring CBC to within five points at 92-87. It would soon become a matter of free throws as the Eagles would make them down the stretch for the final 104-94 decision.
Central Baptist had 27 points off 19 forced turnovers and would score 25 points on 2nd chance shots.
20 – Points scored by Fred Albright to lead all (he also had 8 REB)
18 – Points by Marcellous Green
14- Rebounds by Mike Evans (he also had 18 PTS)
NEXT UP: Tuesday, Nov 1 – Home Opener vs Ecclesia College // 7 pm