Borgia M'Bala Ranks in First Place in First NCCAA Rankings for the Season December 9, 2010 | RSS Byron Carpenter ranked in four different categories. Dmitry Zimin was ranked in two NCCAA categories. Borgia M'Bala ranked in four categories including one in 1st place, Rob Wright was ranked in two categories in the NCCAA Mid- East Region. Bluefield, VA—When the first rankings from the National Christian College Athletic Association were announced the Rams had three players ranked in national categories and four players listed through the Mid- East Region categories. The Rams (3-5) ranked as a team in 16th place in the national poll which ranked Bluefield College number seven in free throws and 19th in rebound margin. Three Rams players were named Byron Carpenter, Borgia M'Bala, and Rob Wright getting individual recognition in two categories on the national level. Byron Carpenter, a freshman from Tidewater, Virginia was ranked eighth in points per game with 123 points averaging 20.5 points a game. Borgia M'Bala, a junior from Paris, France ranked 10th in free throws with 89.5% and Rob Wright, a senior from Fr. Washington, Maryland also ranked in free throws in 13th place with 88.2% made thus far in the season. The Rams also ranked in many Mid- East Region breakdowns Carpenter was ranked 3rd in points per game with 20.5 points a game, 3rd in field goals with 45-79 made, 7th in free throws with 33 of 41, 4th in rebounds with a total of 50 being made, and finally 7th in blocks with four for the team. M'Bala was ranked in many categories including a first place ranking in free throws making 17 of 19, 6th in points per game having 16 points in a game, 8th place in field goals making 23 of 47 attempted, and 4th in three pointers making 17 of 38 for the Rams. Wright was ranked in two categories for the Rams falling in 2nd place behind teammate M'Bala in free throws with 30 of 34 being made and he was also the only Ram ranked in steals; he was ranked in 8th place with 12 steals thus far in the season. Also, individually ranked for the Rams in the Mid- East was Dmitry Zimin. Zimin, a sophomore from Moscow, Russia was ranked in 3rd place in three pointers making 11 of the 24 attempted, and he was also ranked in 9th place in free throws making 14 of 18 for the Rams. The Rams who came off of an exhibition loss at Winston Salem State University on December 4, will face tournament action in Harrisonburg, Virginia this weekend playing Bridgewater College December 11 at 8:00 pm and then hitting the court again on the 12th at 2:00 pm against Eastern Mennonite University. The Rams will have a home game against Lee University on the 18th at 2:00 pm after a long series of away games. For more on the Rams games and times please visit the men's basketball page on our website.