Central Baptist College’s men lost their first home basketball game since 2007 Saturday night to Dallas Christian, 80-75.
The Mustangs (17-8) went on a good run to begin the game opening up with a 11-4 lead. CBC would push their lead to 14 points with 12:00 left. The Mustangs led by 14 early in the first half before the Crusaders outscored them 18-7 to cut the deficit to 39-36 at the break.
Dallas Christian began the second half with a 13-5 run before CBC closed the game. The Crusaders pushed their lead back to five points with 1:02 remaining. A layup by Will Johnson with 16 seconds helped CBC to cut the deficit to 78-75. CBC came out after a time out and Ryan Barnes stole the inbounds pass and kicked the ball out to Rodd Briggs who attempted a 3-pointer that glanced off the front of the rim. Dallas Christian iced the game with two free throws.
"We did not play our full potential tonight," said CBC coach Josh Austin. We are better than what we are showing,"
Senior Ryan Barnes led Mustangs with 17 points and Johnson added 16. Briggs and CJ McCoy added 13.
The Mustangs return to Reddin Fieldhouse on Tuesday night, where they will face Ecclesia College on Senior night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.