Los Angeles, CA - Playing in their first game since a narrow exhibition loss to the Afghanistan National Team this past Sunday, the Golden Eagles men’s basketball team travelled to Cal State LA this afternoon, in search of their first win of the season. It was the season opener for Cal State LA who jumped out to the early lead and never looked back, on their way to a 90-48 win.
After the score was tie at 2-2 just two and half minutes into the game, Cal State LA went on an 8-0 run and would push their lead to 39-21 at the half. Neither team shot particularly well in the first half. La Sierra shot 33-percent from the field and were only 6-of-16 from the free throw line. Conversely, Cal State LA shot just under 38-percent from the field, but benefitted from four 3-point makes on nine attempts.
Cal State LA pushed their lead in the second half with a 65-percent shooting percentage. La Sierra improved slightly in the second half shooting 38-percent, but were only able to capitalize on 11 free throws with 28 attempts.
Cal State LA outrebounded La Sierra 52-27, including 24 offensive rebounds.
Lyombo Loundu led La Sierra with 14 points, shooting 4-for-5 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Carlton Coleman led the team with six rebounds to go along with seven points.
The Golden Eagles drop to 0-2 on the young season. They will back in action on Thursday evening when they travel to Chapman University in search of their first win of the season. Thursday’s game is scheduled for a 7:30pm tip.