Dixie State Comes Up Short in Second Half Against California Baptist

Feb 24, 2022, 9:21 PM
Cameron Gooden - Dixie State Trailblazers - Southern Utah Thunderbirds...
Dixie State guard Cameron Gooden (Courtesy of Dixie State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Dixie State Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Trailblazers didn’t have enough firepower to overcome a poor shooting first half in a 71-61 loss to Cal Baptist.

The Dixie State Trailblazers (6-9, 13-15) hosted Lancers (5-10, 15-13) at Burns Arena in St. George, UT on Thursday, February 24.

Fans witnessed a slow first half as neither team could shoot better than 37 percent from the field. Ultimately the half ended in a 25-25 tie.

Hunter Schofield led Dixie State with seven points and seven rebounds in the first half.

Schofield’s big night continued in the second half as he finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Lancers hot second half shooting.

After shooting 33.3 percent in the first 20 minutes, California Baptist hit 51.9 percent of their looks in the second half on their way to scoring 46 points.

Taran and Tre Armstrong combined for 27 points, seven assists and eight rebounds for the Lancers.

Dixie State remains at home where they welcome in Seattle University on Saturday, February 26. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (MDT).

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