Redlands men lose costly game
THOUSAND OAKS – The University of Redlands men’s basketball team lost to Cal Lutheran by 44 thier first meeting. And that was on their home court. So it didn’t look good for the Bulldogs Wednesday night when they marched into the opponent’s gym needing a win. “It was a dagger but there are still five games left,” Redlands coach Gary Smith said. “Cal Lutheran has to go on the road and Oxy has some road games. I like what we have left and we need some help but it could still happen.” The Bulldogs (13-6, 6-3) trailed by as many as 11 in the first half but were down by just one at halftime. They took their first lead of the game with 11:31 to go on a 3-pointer by Cameron Mitchell. But that lead didn’t last long. Redlands led for the last time at 82-81 on a put back by Andrew McClellan with 5:24 to play, but the Kingsmen (15-5, 8-1) scored the next six points and led 87-82 with 3:32 left. The Bulldogs were down 91-85 with 2:29 left. A shot by Dan Selway went around the rim but lipped out and the Kingsmen netted a pair of free throws seconds later to put the game away. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Bulldogs battled to the wire but were dealt a 97-90 loss at the Gilbert Recreation Complex. Redlands started the night one game behind Cal Lutheran and Occidental, so it was a costly loss with the season winding down. The Kingsmen are in sole possession of first by virtue of Claremont’s 68-51 win over Occidental.