Cal Baptist men’s basketball earn PacWest win over Azusa Pacific
By Obrey Brown
RIVERSIDE – In front of a near full crowd of 4,628 fans at Cal Baptist’s new Events Center arena, the Lancers put on a show to remember against longtime PacWest Conference rival Azusa Pacific University.
In a 74-69 win over the first-place Cougars, it took free throw-shooting prowess to overcome all the banging and shooting that left the Lancers with their fifth straight win over Azusa.
Moments after Azusa’s Darien McClaine missed the front end of a 1-and-1, CBU’s Jordan Heading and Jason Todd each knocked down a pair with just seconds left.
“All part of the game,” said Heading, referring to the free throws. “It’s always a scrap with APU. Tonight was no different. We just had to win the inches.”
In other words, it was a close scrap.
Three key baskets by CBU’s Kalidou Diouf, who had a game-high 23 for the winners, kept that scrap in the Lancers’ favor. APU had battled back from deficits of 13-2, 44-32 and 62-54 with 6:54 left.
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It was a showdown that meant something, especially since the Lancers (13-3, 6-2) closed the gap on APU (11-6, 7-2) with Dixie State solidly planted in second place.
Heading said the presence of so many […]