After a week and a half off between their last contests, the Golden Eagles men's basketball team matched up against Bethesda University tonight, a game that was played on the campus of Hope International University. Bethesda, a first year program that is located in Anaheim, Calif., was able to contain La Sierra's offense en route to an 81-60 win over the Golden Eagles.
La Sierra took a one-point lead, 42-4, into the half, but it was all Bethesda in the second half. Bethesda outscored La Sierra 40-18 in the second half. The Golden Eagles shot just under 20-percent in the second half after shooting 45-percent in the first half.
Guard Bennett Shaw led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 16 points, followed close behind by C.J. Goldsmith who scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Garrett Keifer and Taylor Scharffenberg each had eight points in the game. Scharffenberg and Josh Zonker led the team in rebounds with eight apiece.
The Golden Eagles record drops to 3-18 on the season. They will have the opportunity to put this latest loss behind them quickly as they will travel back up to northern California this weekend. The Golden Eagles will play at William Jessup on Saturday night, followed by an afternoon game at Simpson University on Sunday and concluding on Monday with another afternoon game at Pacific Union College.