Central Baptist College's men treated a homecoming crowd at Reddin Fieldhouse on Saturday with a 84-75 victory over Missouri Baptist (19-5, 11-5 American Midwest), avenging their worst loss of the season and moving into a second-place tie in the conference.
The Mustangs (14-5, 11-4) moved into a second-place tie.
"We always talk about playing with a chip on our shoulder, and they did that tonight," said CBC coach Chris Wright. "Missouri Baptist took it to us at their place, so we put 94-71 (the score of that game) everywhere we could possibly post it the last few days: the locker room, on the scoreboard, literally anywhere we could. Our guys responded and showed we have a legitimate chance to make a deep run in March.”
Da’Jon Streeter led the way in scoring for the Mustangs with 25. Victor Dukes had 14 and Pennell Washington 13.
In the women's game, CBC (11-11, 7-10) went on a 9-1 run late in the third quarter and held on to beat the Spartans (10-11, 8-9 AMC) ,57-50.
Holy Allen was the only Mustang to break into double-figures with 15.
Ottawa of Kansas defeated the Central Baptist College baseball team, 10-1, in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday to split a doubleheader in the opening baseball teams in losing the series, 2-1.
Looking to sweep the season-opening series with Ottawa, after winning both games on Friday, Central Baptist College baseball returned to field today. CBC (3-1) split the doubleheader on day two, winning the first game 2-1 before dropping game two to the Braves (1-3) 10-1.
In Atlanta, Oglethorpe (16-5, 9-1) took command of the Southern Athletic Association women's race, avenging an earlier loss to the Warriors (15-6, 7-3) with a 77-57 victory Friday.
The Stormy Petrels now have a two-game lead over everyone and have the inside track to hosting the conference women's tournament.
Heather Prowse led the Warriors with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Leah Smith had 11 points and Kassie Jenkins 10.
Oglethorpe (14-7, 8-2) won the men's game, 90-67. The score was tied at 33 at the half.
Preston Smoth scored 34 points for the Warriors (4-17, 2-8). Trey Rouse added 15 points and seven rebounds.
Hendrix teams stay in Georgia on Sunday with games against Berry.
Ike seven of his 16 points in the final quarter as Southside's boys (11-11, 3-5) rallied to beat Conway (13-8, 4-4) 59-52, at Southside Gym, sending the Wampus Cats to the middle of the pack in 7A Central.
The Cats won in Conway, 74-51, last month.
Early in the fourth quarter, with Conway nursing a two-point lead, junior guard Kylen Milton blew past Hamilton for a two-handed dunk and a 45-41 lead.
That, however, was Conway’s last push.
Hamilton completed a three-point play on the Mavericks’ next possession, and after Jaylin Coleman and Bradshaw traded buckets, Hamilton put Southside ahead for good at the 3:04 mark, scooping up Coleman’s missed 3-pointer putting in a stick-back for a 50-48 Mavericks’ lead.
“They made the big plays,” said CHS coach Brian Longing. “They stood up and made big shots when they had to have them. I thought we got good looks inside that four-minute mark, (but) we didn’t finish and they did.”
Conway 75, Southside 40
In the girls game, Asiyha Smith and the Conway Wampus Cats took control of Friday’s game with a 16-0 first half run en route to a 75-40 victory..
Southside (3-14, 2-6) took a quick 3-0 lead before Conway seized control with a 46-18 halftime advantage.
Smith led with 16 points for Conway (20-2 7-1), which remained in a three-way tie with North Little Rock and Northside in 7A Central with North Little Rock coming up at home Tuesday. Myia Yelder and Jadah Pickens finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the winners.
At Beebe, Vilonia's girls rallied in the fourth quarter Friday for a 38-37 win over Beebe. Lauren Patterson scored 15 points for the Lady Eagles.
Greenbrier's boys took a 74-63 victory at home over Batesville.
Batesville won the girls game, 65-43.
Ben Madison struck out 11 and used only 97 pitches in a complete-game victory in the opener. Andre Ruche had two RBI.