A look back at CBC winter sports

A historic winter season was wrapped up abruptly for the Mustangs on March the 11, but not before the winter sports season was 99 percent complete. Several players and teams had historic years, including men’s basketball, which set several new records.

The Mustang men’s basketball team finished the season 22-9, their second most wins ever and their best winning percentage in a single-season all-time (.710). They also earned their third straight trip to the NAIA national tournament by finishing as the regular season champions in the AMC before losing 99-95 to Harris-Stowe State in the AMC tournament final. 

The Mustangs were slated to play William Penn at the national tournament before the tournament was canceled. Tyrone Alston had a historic season, becoming the first Mustang ever to record back-to-back 100-plus assist seasons while also earning All-AMC first team, All-AMC defensive team and honorable mention All-America honors. Darius Williams also earned first-team All-AMC and honorable mention All-America honors while Darius Polley was selected to the third team in the AMC and Tedrick Wolfe earned honorable mention recognition from the AMC.

Women’s basketball finished above .500 for the second straight year, going 15-14 and making the AMC tournament as the eight seed, falling to Lyon 77-70 in the first round. Holly Allen and Grace Coates earned all-conference honors, with Allen earning third team recognition and Coates earning an honorable mention nod. Kory Westerman also made history during the season, becoming the first women’s basketball player ever to record a triple-double. The historic game happened on Jan. 14, when Westerman scored 10 points, made a program single-game record 11 steals and grabbed 12 rebounds. Allen also made history that night, recording a single-game record 10 three-pointers en route to the second-best point total in a game in program history, with 34.

The wrestling program ended its season with a seventh-place finish at the AMC Championships. Four wrestlers – Brian Mas, Kishma Davis, Raivyn Alicea and Cody Freeman – placed during the tournament, with Mas and Davis placing fifth at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively, and Alicea and Freeman both placing sixth at 149 and 285 pounds.

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