|Southwestern Christian 21-13||36||36||72|
|Central Baptist (Ark.) 22-10||32||46||78|
|Mar. 11, 2017|
|Southwestern Christian||Indv. Leaders||Central Baptist (Ark.)|
|#23 Marvin White - 19||Points||#1 Jayln McBride - 16|
|3 Players - 8||Rebounds||#40 Mike Evans - 12|
|#2 Shawn Scott - 5||Assists||#11 Mon'Darrius Benson - 4|
|Southwestern Christian||Team Statistics||Central Baptist (Ark.)|
|38.7% (24 - 62)||Field Goals %||44.3% (27 - 61)|
|36% (9 - 25)||3 Point Field Goals %||43.8% (7 - 16)|
|83.3% (15 - 18)||Free Throws||77.3% (17 - 22)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||8|
MCPHERSON, Kan. – Southwestern Christian University narrowly missed out on its second straight NCCAA Central Region Tournament title falling 78-72 to Central Baptist Saturday at the Ed Pyle Athletic Complex.
The Eagles (21-13) led for much of the first half and built up a nine-point lead early in the second frame after a Marvin White 3-pointer. Central Baptist responded with a 17-5 run that gave the Mustangs a 52-49 advantage with 11:40 to go in the contest.
Down 73-70 with 31 seconds remaining, SCU was forced to foul Central Baptist's Mon'Darrius Benson. After Benson missed the front end of the 1-and-1 at the free throw line, Shawn Scott corralled the lose ball and took it the length of the floor before being whistled for an offensive foul.
SCU was forced to foul again with 19 seconds left. Jayln McBride hit his first free throw followed by a technical foul assessed to the Central Baptist bench.
White hit both of SCU's technical free throws followed by McBride's second freebie to make the score 75-72.
Another SCU turnover led to more Central Baptist free throws to seal the game for the Mustangs.
White led all scorers with 19 points in 37 minutes of action. He also passed out two assists and grabbed two rebounds on the afternoon.
Simmons followed with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Scott tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Thursday, March 9
1: #1 Colorado Christian 97, #8 Crowley's Ridge (Ark.) 74
2: #4 Southwestern Christian 87, #5 Mid-America Christian 73
3: #2 Dallas Baptist (Texas) 100, #7 Grace (Neb.) 85
4: #3 Central Baptist (Ark.) 75, #6 Central Christian (Kan.) 57
Friday, March 10
5: Southwestern Christian 78, Colorado Christian 72
6: Central Baptist 84, Dallas Baptist 70
Saturday, March 11
7: Central Baptist 78, Southwestern Christian 72