Greyhounds crack into NJCAA Top 5 with big win over CRC JV
ASU Mid- South ranked No. 4 in the nation after route of Crowley’s Ridge
asumidsouthsports.com The Greyhounds moved up in the NJCAA National Rankings to #4 Monday afternoon, then moved to 6-0 on the season with a 107-69 victory Monday night over Crowley's Ridge College JV in Paragould, Arkansas. The #4 ranking is the first-ever top 5 ranking in school history, and highest since the 2017-18 team went to the NJCAA National Tournament and finished fifth in the nation.
Kylon McCullough started off with the hot hand for ASU Mid-South, scoring 17 points in the first half as the Greyhounds took a 55-36 halftime lead. Then in the second half, it was Jacob Hudson who picked up the scoring as the freshman from Cabot, Arkansas, scored 15 points while Sam Smith put in 13. The Greyhounds shot 55.7% from the field and 39.1% from the three-point line while limiting the home team to just 42.2% shooting from the field and only 25.0% from the arc.
Sam Smith led all scorers with 22 points to go with 8 rebounds, but Jacob Hudson posted his first
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double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 boards as the Greyhounds took a 43-32 rebounding advantage. Kylon McCullough finished with 19 points while Jordan Rainey scored 12 and Kevin Fulton chipped in 11 points.
The Greyhounds now turn their attention to NJCAA Region 2 play as they will host North Arkansas College Saturday at The Dog House. Both Greyhound basketball teams had to postpone their hot runs due to cold weather.
The Greyhounds and Lady Greyhounds will have to wait to open Region 2 play until this weekend as winter weather swept through the Delta bringing sheets of ice that shut down the ASU Mid-South campus this past week.
The women and men were to host North Arkansas College in a double-header on Saturday, February 13, beginning at noon, but ASU Mid-South was forced to close the campus due to ice on Thursday.
The games will be made up on Saturday, March 27, with the women playing at noon in a double-headed with the men at 2 p.m.
In addition, today's games have also been postponed as snow and more ice are predicted to move through the area on Sunday. The women's basketball game with Shawnee Community College has been moved back to Monday, Febuary 22, while a make-up date for the men's game with Central Baptist College JV has not been finalized.
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