The Central Baptist College women’s basketball team has achieved the first national ranking in program history after a 6-2 start.
The Mustangs are ranked fourth in the first National Christian College Athletic Association.
“We are a young team with a lot of talent that continues to get better each day,” said coach Lyle Middleton.
Half of CBC’s six wins have come against American Midwest Conference opponents Williams Baptist, Hannibal-LaGrange and Stephens. The other wins are against Randall, Ecclesia and Crowley’s Ridge.
The NCCAA Top 10 Rankings are developed by the National Sport Chair and Regional Sport Chairs who represent each region. Regional Sport Chairs develop a ranking for their region. Based on each regional ranking, Regional Sport Chairs then rank teams on a national level. The National Sport Chair then compiles the national ranking based on points from each team’s ranking on the Regional Sport Chairs’ national ballots.
CBC plays the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bearss at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Farris Center.
Sheridan defeated Greenbrier, 71-60, Tuesday in boys basketball.
The Panthers fell to 5-4.
Sheridan won the girls game, 32-19. Hannah Donham led Greenbrier with seven points.
The University of Central Arkansas won three events and had several other top five finishes on Sunday at the A-State Kickoff Klassic at First National Bank Arena.
Junior Julien Jeandree won the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:37.54, with senior Preston Borg fourth (8:49.58), sophomore Jaron Hamilton fifth (8:55.16) and senior Brant Cook seventh (8:55.46). Sophomore Alex Hanson took the title in the 800 meters in 1:53.84. The men’s 400 distance medley relay team won in 10:28.39.
Senior Eric Moore finished second in the high jump (2.03 meters), while sophomore Marcel Keeton finished second in the 55-meter hurdles (7.72). Jared Hamilton finished third in the mile run (4:27.24), while Daniel Lawson was fourth in the 400 meters (50.46). Sophomore Zachary Jewell finished fourth in the 200 meters in a time of 21.97 and was seventh in the long jump (6.80 meters).
On the women’s side, freshman Teshuna Sheppard finished second in the triple jump (11.77 meters), followed by junior Logan Morton in third (11.44m). Junior Sara Shaw was third in the 3,000 meters (10:43.71) and sixth in the mile run (5:28.25). Sophomore Ajah Criner finished third in the 55 meters (7.15) and fifth in the 200 meters (25.69), while the women’s 4x400 relay team was fifth in 4:04.24.
Junior Hannah Noble finished fifth in the high jump (1.59 meters), while junior Victoria Campfield was sixth in the 400 meters (1:00.40) and Morton was seventh (1:00.73).