Central Arkansas Christian defeated Hamburg, 60-46, in the first round of the 4A South Regional at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

The victory puts the Mustangs into the 4A State Tournament next week in Cave City.

Leading the way for CAC were Josh Holland and Travis Byrne, who both notched 18 points.

Kearis Bryant led Hamburg with 13 points.

CAC is scheduled to play at 5:30 p.m. on Friday against the winner of the Dumas-Malvern game, set for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

CACís girls team is scheduled to play at 4 p.m. on Thursday against Monticello.