Utah Tech Falls to California Baptist On Road

Jan 5, 2023, 9:57 PM | Updated: Jan 11, 2023, 4:23 pm

Isaiah Pope drives to the rim against the California Baptist Lancers (Photo courtesy of UTU Mens Basketball)

(Photo courtesy of UTU Mens Basketball)

RIVERSIDE, Calfornia – The Utah Tech Trailblazers travelled to the CBU Events Center to take on the California Baptist Lancers on Thursday.

The fist half in Riverside was a nail-biter. The Trailblazers and the Lancers traded blows, going back-and-forth with many scoring runs.

Tanner Christensen put up a monster double-double. He finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds.

The biggest lead in the first half was nine, held by Utah Tech.

The 6-foot-10 Christensen towered over everyone in CBU’s starting lineup.

The Lancer’s answer was the 7-footer Timothy Ighoefe off of the bench.

The Trailblazer’s nine-point lead was quickly closed down to 3. Halftime shortly followed with a score of 29-26.

The second half was not nearly as kind to Utah Tech. Despite a solid start, the Lancers brought the game back to a tie at 38.

CBU then went on a 33-15 run. The home crowd erupted as the Lancers knocked down three after three.

Many were made by Sophomore guard Scotty Washington, a 42% shooter from beyond-the-arc. He finished with 17  points.

The final score was 72-58.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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