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Release: 01/19/2013
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ST. GEORGE, Utah --- The comeback was not to be on Saturday night in Utah for California Baptist University as the Lancers fell 73-69 to Dixie State in a PacWest battle.

After trailing by double-digits late, CBU cut it to two in the final minute, but couldn't bring it all the way back for the win.

"We really just didn't play well either time we've played them this season," said CBU Head Coach Jarrod Olson, whose team has seen the Red Storm twice in the past two weeks. "I was still proud of the way we fought back and made a game out of it even despite not having our best game."

CBU fell behind early in the game, but began to chip away at the Red Storm lead heading towards the halftime break, getting within six late. A final possession in which the Lancers gave up two offensive boards and three shots led to a Dixie State bucket and a 37-29 lead heading into the break, however.

Jasmine Beverly did manage 13 points in the half for CBU, but Johnna Brown stole the show scoring 15 for Dixie. The Red Storm also dominated down low, outscoring CBU 22-12 in the paint.

With just over five to play CBU cut what had been a double-digit Red Storm lead to six at 63-57.

CBU then went to work both on the defensive end and on the glass, getting an offensive rebound and bucket from Beverly and then a steal on the defensive end leading to a foul . Simone Holmes hit one of two foul shots to cut it to 63-60.

Jordan Giles responded with a huge three on the very next possession to push it back to six.

CBU again battled back and cut it to a four point game with 1:38 to play and then two possessions late made it 68-66 on a Myriah Hicks drive to the basket with 25 seconds left.

The Lancers would get no closer though as DSC hit its free throws down the stretch to hold the advantage. CBU's only other basket would come with five seconds left, but it was too little too late.

Beverly finished the game with her fourth double-double of the year, posting 25 points and 15 rebounds. Hicks scored 18 in the game.

CBU shot 35.7 percent in the game and just 14.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Brown led the way for the home team with 24 points and 13 rebounds.

The Lancers fall to 10-4 overall, 4-2 in the PacWest, while DSC improves to 8-8, 6-2.


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