Riverside, Calif. - After their season opening victory over Westmont College, the men's basketball team traveled to Cal Poly Pomona tonight. The Golden Eagles fell to the Broncos by a final of 73-46.
The Broncos jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. They started off the contest on a 25-6 run, in the first 10 minutes of the game. For the remainder of the first half, the Golden Eagles were able to play even with the Broncos, but were unable to cut into the lead. The Broncos took a 40-21 lead into the half.
The second half proved to be much of the same, with the Golden Eagles trading baskets with the Broncos in the first 11 minutes of the half. Cal Poly Pomona then finished the game by outscoring the Golden Eagles 23-12 in the final nine minutes.
It was the season opener for the NCAA Division II Broncos, who shot 51 percent in the game but struggled from the free throw line (45 %). The Golden Eagles were held to 28 percent shooting, connecting on 17-of-61 field goals.
The Golden Eagles did force the Broncos into 16 turnovers and did a decent job of limiting their own turnovers, as they finished the game with a total of eight turnovers.
Daveon Woods, the Cal Pac Player of the Week, led the team in scoring with 18 points. Lyombo Loundu added 10 points and six rebounds, on 5-of-9 shooting. Taylor Scharffenberg shot 4-of-7 from the field to finish with eight points.
Jordan Faison led the Broncos with 15 points, shooting 6-of-10 from the field.
La Sierra, now 1-1 on the season, will travel to Hope International University this Wednesday, at 7:30. After another road game on Saturday night, at Chapman University, the Golden Eagles will return home next Sunday, to host Pacific University.