Central Baptist College’s Mustangs and Lady Mustangs claimed a double victory Thursday in home games against Fisk University.
The Lady Mustangs opened the night up with a 72-65 win, while the CBC men team won, 70-60.
CBC took command of the women’s game with a 20-2 run in the first half. Fisk drew within two points with 12:45 remaining. CBC’s Symone Jackson extended the Lady Mustang lead back out behind back-to-back layups. A 3-pointer by Casey Williams helped the Lady Mustangs pull away for good.
"I was proud of how our girls responded tonight," CBC coach Lyle Middleton said. "We jumped out in front and kept our poise throughout the game. This was a physical matchup, and our ladies stayed focused."
Jackson had 15 points and Sammi Fowler finished with 14 points. Ashley Williams ended with 12 while Kayla Sandersfeld had 11 and Williams with 10.
After coming off a win against Philander Smith on Tuesday night, the Mustangs picked up where they left off. The game was back and forth throughout the entire first half. Due to turnovers, the Mustangs trailed 31-29 at the half.
"I didn’t think we responded very well offensively in the first half," CBC men’s coach Josh Austin said.
Will Johnson’s pair of baskets and a free throw fired a second-half surge and helped the Mustangs to a 55-50 lead. The Mustangs held Fisk to 10 points the rest of the game.
"I was very pleased with how we responded after halftime," Austin said. "We have a great group of players here, and I believe we showed it tonight against a very athletic team."
Johnson had 14 points and career high 14 rebounds. Gavin McDaniel finished with 12 and Brady Batson ended with 10 points.
The Mustangs and Lady Mustangs are scheduled to take on Rhema College on Saturday.