The men's basketball team travelled to Chapman University tonight, in search of their first win on the young season. They were looking to bounce back from their most recent loss to Cal State Los Angeles, last Friday afternoon. But despite a solid performance by the Golden Eagles it was Chapman who came away with an 83-72 win.
When you look at the numbers, the game was played relatively even. Both teams knocked down 26 of their 56 field goal attempts. Chapman hit seven of their 20 attempts from the three-point line, while the Golden Eagles hit four of eleven attempts. La Sierra had a good night at the charity stripe, hitting 16 of 20, but Chapman was awarded 28 free throw attempts and made 24 of them. La Sierra outrebounded Chapman by a margin of 35-29, but the Golden Eagles were unable to overcome having nine more turnovers than Chapman.
Isaiah Hawkins led La Sierra with 20 points, including four rebounds and two assists. Guard Bennett Shaw added 12 points and five assists and Carleton Coleman finished with a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with nine points.
Chapman had four players who finished in double figures in scoring, led by guard Taylor Hamasaki, who had 19 points.
The men's basketball team falls to 0-3 on the season. They are back on the road when they travel to Pomona Pitzer on Saturday night, followed by a game at Cal Lutheran on Monday night. The Golden Eagles return home on Saturday night, December 8 when the team hosts William Jessup University.