12 Jan 2022 CBC runs win streak to four in a row with win over Lyon
BATESVILLE – Looking for their first win inside Becknell Gymnasium in almost four years, Central Baptist College men’s basketball took on the Scots of Lyon College tonight in an American Midwest Conference contest. CBC (8-8, 4-0 AMC) accomplished their goal, leading by 14 at halftime and cruising to a 90-70 win over LC (6-10, 1-3 AMC).
Kelvin Robinson outdueled Ben Keton in the battle of the AMC’s top two scorers, posting a game high for everyone. Three players, Robinson, Jordan Parker and Brevin Brimble, combined to put up 67 of CBC’s 90 points in the win.
Robinson opened the scoring 34 seconds in with a jumper to give the Mustangs an early 2-0 lead and a pair of free throws from Robinson with 18:54 left in the first half made it 4-0 CBC. Lyon then went on a 6-0 run to take a 6-4 lead before a three from Parker handed the lead back to the Mustangs at 7-6. The two teams would trade points the next three trips down the floor and CBC took the lead for good when Brimble knocked down a triple to make it 14-11 with 13:43 left in the first half. Lyon would cut the lead to two on two separate occasions, but a pair of threes by Parker sandwiched around a Brimble three made the score 28-17 with 9:01 left in the first half and the Mustangs were on cruise for the rest of the half, taking a 48-34 lead into halftime. Keeping the foot on the gas, CBC opened the second half on a 6-0 run to lead 54-34 with 18:46 left in the game and the lead would balloon to 30 at 70-40 with 14:30 left. CBC’s offense went cold from there, however, as the Mustangs would not score a field goal for the next 4:03 before Robinson made a layup to make it 72-49. Lyon would get the lead down to 12, 74-62, with 6:07 left before CBC closed on a 16-8 run to make the score final.
- Robinson led all scorers with 27 points, including 15 in the second half
- Parker chipped in with 20, including 11 in the first half
- Brimble had 20 as well, including 18 in the first half
- CBC shot 48 percent from the field and made 11 of their 20 threes, with that number being the second most made threes in a game by the Mustangs this year (13 vs. Bacone on Nov. 16)
- The win was the first for CBC at Lyon since Feb. 13, 2018
- CBC committed a season-low five turnovers and forced 10
- The rebounding battle was even at 38 apiece
The Mustangs will look to tie their second best start in the AMC at 7:30 p.m. tonight when they play in Fulton, Mo., for a conference clash with William Woods. You can find coverage if you like and follow the team on social media!