UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS

Dixie State Drops WAC Opener To Tarleton State After Slow Start

Dec 31, 2021, 12:15 PM
Cameron Gooden - Dixie State Trailblazers...
Dixie State guard Cameron Gooden (Courtesy of Dixie State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Dixie State Athletics)

ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Dixie State Trailblazers couldn’t overcome a slow start as they fell to Tarleton State 83-69 in their WAC opener.

Tarleton State built a double-digit lead in the first half and outscored Dixie State 42-31 in the opening 20 minutes. The Trailblazers were able to bounce back in the second half but it wasn’t enough as the Texans outscored them 41-38 in the second half.

Cameron Gooden led DSU with 15 points and eight rebounds. Hunter Schofield chipped in 14 points, while Dancell Leter added 13 points.

Dixie State shot 45% from the field and 35% from the three-point line.

Tarleton State played six players in the game with four of them playing all 40 minutes. Freddy Hicks dropped 27 points. Javontae Hopkins chipped in 18 points, Noah McDavid posted 17 points and Montre Gipson added 13 points.

TSU shot 50% from the field and from beyond the arc.

Dixie State dropped their record to 7-7 overall and 0-1 in WAC play. They will be back home to host Abilene Christian on Saturday, January 1 at 7 p.m. MT on ESPN+.

Utah Tech Trailblazers

Aziz-Bandaogo-UVU-Mens-Basketball...
Brian Preece

Utah Valley Takes Down Utah Tech Trailblazers, Maintain WAC Lead

Le'Tre Darthard poured in 26 points, leading first-place Utah Valley to a decisive 76-69 road win over Utah Tech.
2 days ago
Cameron Gooden - Dixie State Trailblazers...
Kyle Ireland

Utah Tech Drops Fifth Straight Road Game In Loss To Abilene Christian

Utah Tech fell on the road for the fifth consecutive contest away from St. George in a close game with Abilene Christian.
7 days ago
Cameron-Gooden-Utah-Tech-Trailblazers-Chapman-Panthers...
Chandler Holt

Utah Tech Comeback Falls Short, Loses To Tarleton On Road

The Utah Tech Trailblazers, 10-10, travelled to the Wisdom Gymnasium to take on the Tarleton State Texans, 10-10, on Thursday.
9 days ago
Cameron-Gooden-Utah-Tech-Trailblazers-Mens-Basketball...
Kyle Ireland

Utah Tech Cruises Past New Mexico State To End Losing Streak

The Utah Tech men's basketball team ran past New Mexico State to end a five-game losing streak and pick up a win for the first time in 2023.
14 days ago
Isaiah-Pope-Utah-Tech-Trailblazers-Mens-Basketball...
Brian Preece

Utah Tech Loses Fifth Straight In Tight Road Contest

The Utah Tech comeback attempt came up short on Wednesday night as the Trailblazers lost 89-85 to Grand Canyon.
17 days ago
Frank Staine - Dixie State Trailblazers...
Brian Preece

Utah Tech Blown Out At Home, Drop Fourth Straight Game

The Trail Blazers were outscored by 19 points in the second half as they dropped their fourth straight, falling 78-53 against Sam Houston.
21 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
jimmy-buffett-tour-art...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Dixie State Drops WAC Opener To Tarleton State After Slow Start