Mustangs win 10th straight, Wright earns 100th win

Photo by Mike Kemp.

CBC Sports
Erik Holth, Sports Information Director

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Looking for their 10th consecutive victory and the season sweep of American Midwest Conference rival Williams Baptist, Central Baptist College men’s basketball traveled tonight looking to achieve a milestone. The Mustangs (16-5, 12-4 AMC) led 44-43 at the half and used a hot shooting second half to pull away from the Eagles (12-10, 8-9 AMC) to win 99-86.​

“Tonight was a great road win for us,” said head coach Chris Wright, who earned his 100th career victory as a head coach with the win. “We played extremely hard and dominated them on the glass, and to me, that was the difference in the game.”

Da’Jon Streeter (JR/Niagara Falls, N.Y.) led five Mustangs in double-figures in scoring. Victor Dukes (JR/Jonesboro, Ark.) and Percell Washington (JR/Chicago, Ill.) both posted double-doubles for CBC, who again outrebounded an opponent.

MUSTANG NOTES

  • Streeter finished with 21 points while Dukes scored 20, Ashford Golden (SO/Oklahoma City, Okla.) had 18, Washington had 16 and TeShawn Sims (SR/Conway, Ark.) scored 12
  • Dukes had 14 rebounds to lead the way while Washington posted 10 boards, on their way to combining for 58 rebounds as a team, 25 more than the Eagles
  • CBC shot a blistering 54 percent in the second half on their way to 55 points
  • Wright’s career coaching record sits at 100-70 in five seasons after tonight’s milestone win

Of his 100th win, Wright said: “It was definitely extra special because of (the way we played). Good players make good coaches and I’ve been fortunate to coach a lot of really good ones over my five years as a head coach. I’ve also had a lot of great assistant coaches, so all the credit goes to those two groups of men.

UP NEXT

CBC returns home for their next game on Saturday at 3 p.m., as they will host the Lions of Freed-Hardeman. The Mustangs will seek their 11th straight victory and a season sweep of the Lions.

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