It has been a dark few days for the California Baptist Lancers. Some games you win and some games you lose. But, sometimes a loss hurts quite a bit more than others. And on Saturday, the Lancers lost at Chicago State in their WAC opener. The win by the Cougars was their first conference win since March 3, 2018. Not the type of loss the Lancers wanted to have.
And now, CBU hosts Dixie State on Wednesday night at the CBU Events Center with a chance for a bit of redemption. Perhaps getting back on the floor that quick is a good thing. But, the Lancers might be without star point guard Taran Armstrong who is still battling an illness.
Either way, Reed Nottage has to play better. Ty Rowell will have to pick up the scoring punch. And the Lancers have to play with more energy on Wednesday night.
Plus, CBU has three games in a span of six days due to a rescheduled game against Seattle on Jan. 17. It’s a tough challenge but the Lancers do not want to start WAC play with back-to-back losses.