Cal Baptist snaps 4-game skid, beats UC Riverside 80-70
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Milan Acquaah scored 24 points, De’jon Davis had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Cal Baptist beat UC Riverside 80-70 on Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Acquaah and Davis made seven field goals and seven free throws apiece. The duo also made five of the Lancers’ nine 3-pointers. Jordan Heading chipped in with 13 points for Cal Baptist (3-4).
Jordan Gilliam and Dikymbe Martin each scored 18 points to lead UC Riverside (2-6). Zac Watson added 10 points.
Jeremy Smith’s 3-pointer sparked a 19-7 run to close out the first half as the Lancers built a 37-24 lead. Cal Baptist led by double digits for most of the second half.
It was the first game since the 1998-99 season between the crosstown schools, and the first with both as Division I members. UC Riverside had won 24 straight against the Lancers.