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Crosstown Show Down ends with Lancers on top

The UCR Highlanders and CBU Lancers traded the lead throughout this crosstown rivalry between Riverside’s two Division 1 Men’s Basketball programs with the Lancers taking the game

Brenda Flowers

The annual crosstown rivalry between UC Riverside and California Baptist University’s men’s basketball teams kept the more than 4,000 fans on the edge of their seats as the CBU Lancers edged past the Highlanders to end the game 65-60. Coming into the second half the Lancers were down by 10 but rebounded to take the lead. “There is a brotherhood among this team” said CBU Coach Rick Cory. “We have to improve and get better, but this was a good night.” Both the Lancers and Highlanders have a 5-3 record early in the season.