Conway Ark. – Homecoming was a happy day for the Queen, her court and the Mustangs as they defeat Missouri Baptist on Saturday 88-80 to remain in the American Midwest Conference hunt.
Central Baptist (15-6, 10-5 AMC) has won four in a row to stay one game behind second place in the conference race. (RV)Park and (22) Freed-Hardeman both have four loses and league leading (5) Columbia one loss.
The Spartans came out on fire as they raced to a 12-point lead after five minutes in the first half. CBC got on track and tied it at 44 on free throws by Nick Jones (FR/Little Rock, AR) after a foul by MBU's Johnny Benson. MBU led at the half by two, 49-47.
CBC came out in the second half and took the lead for good at the 11-minute mark on a shot by Andy Ettiene (JR/Jersery City, NJ), 68-67. They would lead by 11 at one point before the final margin.
CBC shot 60% from the field with Ettiene and DJ Reed each scoring 16 points to lead the Mustangs. Ettiene added a team leading 12 rebounds for the double-double. Jalyn McBride added 12, MonDarius Benson 10.
NEXT UP: The Mustangs travel to Lyon College on February 9th for a 7:30 pm tip and then to Freed-Hardeman on the 11th with the game start slated for 3:00 pm.
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