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Release: 02/09/2013
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HILO, Hawaii --- California Baptist University opened its four game Hawaiian road swing by holding on for a 60-50 win over UH-Hilo Saturday night.

The Lancers used yet another dominant start to the game to build a double-digit cushion and it needed nearly all of it as the Vulcans made a push late in the game.

"This was a tough, physical game," said CBU Head Coach Jarrod Olson. "We came out hot early and I think that really helped us to be playing from ahead especially as things got heated in the second half. I was happy with the way we responded at the end of the game."

Coming into play CBU had outscored opponents 96-27 through the first 10 minutes of each of the last four games. Saturday the Lancers built a 16-2 lead through the first 7:05 of play and led by more than 10 points throughout the first half.

Midway through the second half it was UHH's turn for a run.

The Vulcans, trailing 42-29, scored eight straight points to make it a five point deficit. Myriah Hicks then hit a pair of free throws and Jasmine Beverly would score CBU's next six points to help the Lancers go back up by 10, 51-41.

The two teams would trade baskets over the final six minutes with UHH never getting any closer than within eight.

Beverly led the way for the Lancers on the night, posting her fifth double-double of the year with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Her 15 boards were the second highest total for any Lancer this season.

"Jasmine did a great job on the boards," said Olson. "I thought we were the more physical team and that especially showed in our rebounding edge."

CBU owned a 54-37 advantage on the boards.

Hicks and Simone Holmes also reached double figures with 14 and 12 points respectively.

The Vulcans also had three players reach the 10 point mark.

CBU hit just 18 field goals in the win, shooting 30 percent from the floor, but made 20 of 31 foul shots in the game. The 18 field goals and 30 percent shooting were both season lows.

The Lancers move to 15-5 overall, 9-3 PacWest with the win, while UHH falls to 11-8, 8-5.

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