Beam Me Up, Scotty
CBU guard Scotty Washington scored 16 second-half points to help the Lancers beat Weber State on Wednesday. Courtesy CBU Athletics.

Beam Me Up, Scotty! CBU Guard Leads Lancers to Win

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

It’s a phrase with so many meanings. It is a misquotation of the popular science fiction television series Star Trek: The Original Series.

Instead of Captain Kirk using the phrase, it was CBU head coach Rick Croy who may have used it on Wednesday night.

Redshirt freshman Scotty Washington had a career-high 18 points, shot 70 percent from the field to lead CBU to a 64-52 win over Weber State at the CBU Events Center.

With the win, CBU improves to 5-4 with three games left on the non-conference slate.

Washington’s big night came in just 16 minutes of playing time. In a somewhat unconventional game plan, head coach Rick Croy would sub in five players for the five players on the floor. And it was like this most of the night. In fact, no Lancer played more than 24 minutes in the contest.

Taran Armstrong (24), Joe Quintana (24) and Tre Armstrong (24) played the most minutes. The trio combined to score 12 points. And the shooting percentage for the trio was not what Lancer fans hoped to see. Taran Armstrong was 2-7 from the field. Quintana was 2-12 from the field and both field goals were 3-pointers. And Tre Armstrong was 1-6 from the field. The Armstrong brothers combined to go 0-6 from distance.

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Well, technically speaking, Washington had just one point in the first half. Washington hit a free throw on a flop technical by Dillon Jones. It pushed the CBU lead to 8-3 with 14:18 left in the first half.

But, the second half was a whole different story. Washington entered the second half just 44 seconds in and went to work. The St. John Bosco alum scored five of the Lancers next seven points. Washington’s first 3-pointer of the night gave CBU a 34-21 lead with 18:48 to play.

Following a little 4-0 Weber State run that cut the deficit to eight with 10:36 to play, Washington scored the next 10 points for the Lancers. A pair of 3-pointers and a pair of jumpers kept the lead at 13 with 7:07 to play.

And Scotty Washington scored the final bucket of the game for the Lancers. Dillon Jones cut the deficit to 12 with a jumper. But, Washington’s layup with 1:19 to play sealed the home win for the Lancers.

Washington was the only Lancer in double figures on Wednesday night.

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Tim Ighoefe had seven points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Hunter Goodrick had eight points, five rebounds and four assists.

Overall, CBU shot 44.1 percent for the game. But, the Lancers have to figure out the 3-point shooting. In the past two games, CBU is 12-45 from distance. 26.7 percent. Fortunately, on Wednesday night, Washington and the Lancers knocked down five 3-pointers in the second half.

Next up for CBU is a trip down I-5 to take on San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Saturday night.

 

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Kyle McDonald

Love everything about WAC Hoops so decided I wanted to write more about it and cover this amazing conference that just keeps getting better. Follow us on Twitter @wachoopsdigest for information, game analysis and much more.

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