La Sierra Women soar high and win the inagural MLK Classic
Baskeball - Wed, Jan. 19, 2011
The Golden Eagle Women played there final game of the MLK Classic Monday morning and soundly defeated the Knights of Southwestern Adventist University, of Keene, Tx. 96-52, for their sixth win in a row. The Golden Eagles were led by Freshman Natalia Hawthorne's 23 points on 9-19 from the floor, as well as 3 of 9 from downtown. Junior Ashley Baumgaertel finished with 18 points and 6 rebounds as La Sierra had 5 players in double figures. La Sierra's defense forced the Knights into 35 turn-overs and that led to 36 fast break points. Then Golden Eagles shot 49% from the floor and 30% from behind the arc. For the tournament the Ladies also shot a very impressive 80% from the free-throw line, making 32 of 40 attempts.
With the win, the La Sierra Women's basketball team have tied the school record of 11 victories in a single season, matching the mark set in 2005-06. Asst. Coach Sivertsen was a guard on that team. The Golden Eagles next play at home on Saturday night, Jan. 29, at 6:30 pm vs. Southwestern College of Phoenix, Az, as part of a double header that will feature the Mens' game immediatly following the ladies' game. This will be fan appreciation/parent's night for the Women's team. All family and friends are encouraged to attend and support the Ladies as they attempt to set a new record in a season of unprecidented success!