Riverside, CA - The men's basketball team traveled a few minutes down the 91 freeway to face Cal Baptist University. They were looking to rebound from their near narrow loss to Biola University this past Saturday night. And despite a slim lead at the half, the Golden Eagles fell to the Lancers 67-78.
La Sierra came out on fire in the first half, shooting 48-percent from the field (15/31). Cal Baptist trailed closely at just under 43-percent in the first half. But the Golden Eagles were able to take a 38-34 lead into the half.
Cal Baptist turned the tables in the second half by connecting on 15-of- 31 field goals, good for 48-percent. La Sierra shot just 33-percent in the second half on 10-of-30 shooting from the field. The Lancers second half push erased the first half deficit, as they outscored the Golden Eagles by 15 points in the second half, on their way to victory.
The Lancers outrebounded the Golden Eagles 43-31.
The Golden Eagles finished with four players who scored in double-figures led by guard Bennett Shaw who had 18 points in the effort. Isaiah Hawkins pitched in with 16 points. Freshmen guard Marcos Hazelwood was close behind, scoring 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting. And rounding out the scoring was Carleton Coleman who had 10 points. Coleman and junior Taylor Scharfenberg led the team with seven rebounds apiece.
La Sierra falls to 1-7 on the season. Next up for the Golden Eagles men's basketball team will be another road test against The Master's College next Thursday, December 6, at 7pm.