Allen, Arnold make history in CBC win over Bacone

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Muskogee, Okla. – Playing a team for the first time in 10 years, Central Baptist College women’s basketball was on the road Nov. 6 at the Muskogee Convention Center taking on Bacone. CBC (2-0) trailed at halftime, but used a 26-point third quarter to beat the Warriors (1-2) 76-66.

Holly Allen led the way with 17 points and became the third player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point mark for her career (1,005) joining Britney Nealy and Casey Williams in that category. Alexis Augustus and Izzy Arnold both had 12 apiece and Arnold notched her first career double-double by handing out 12 assists, the third most in program history and just the fourth time a player has recorded 10-or-more assists in a game. Chrishey Wilkes led the Mustangs in rebounding, grabbing 11.

CBC player Holly Allen recently became the third player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point mark for her career.

CBC won the battle shooting, scoring at a 45 percent clip from the field while holding Bacone to 35 percent. The Mustangs also won the rebounding battle 47-42 and assisted on 23 of 33 field goals while forcing 26 turnovers.

Bacone started the game on fire, racing out to an 11-0 lead in the first 3:47 of the contest. A layup by Alaina Ellis gave the Mustangs their first field goal at the 5:25 mark in the first quarter and from there, CBC closed the quarter on a 17-6 run to lead 19-17 after one. The two teams traded the lead five times in the second quarter before the Warriors took the lead 26-25 and led for the rest of the half, taking a 36-33 lead to the break.

Brogan Jones cut the deficit to 36-35 early in the third quarter and the Mustangs took the lead for good, 39-38, with 6:45 left in the third on a layup by Bri Wells. Bacone would cut the lead to one three different times in the quarter, but CBC led by 10 (59-49) after three. Allen’s 1,000th career point came on a three-pointer with 2:57 left in the third to make it 51-47 Mustangs. CBC put it on cruise control in the final quarter, never allowing the lead to drop below six before sealing the win.

The next varsity game will be on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Moore, Okla., at Randall University. Be sure to like and follow @gocbcmustangs on Facebook. Twitter and Instagram offer updates on schedules and game coverage.