Santa Clara, Calif. - Playing their second NCAA Division I opponent in two weeks, the men's basketball team traveled north to face Santa Clara University tonight. The Golden Eagles returned to the court after taking the last week and a half off for the student-athletes to focus on their final exams, falling to the Broncos, 97-61.
After Santa Clara opened the game with a 19-5 run, in the first six minutes of the game, the Golden Eagles used an 8-1 run to cut the lead to, 20-13, midway through the first half.
For the remainder of the first half, the Broncos maintained their lead, pushing it to 39-24, on a 3-pointer by Jared Brownridge, at the first half buzzer.
By the midway point of the second half, the Broncos pushed their lead to 65-42 with the help of a 13-4 run. Santa Clara, the West Coast Conference opponent, would go on to cruise to their fourth win of the season, dropping the Golden Eagles to 2-10 on the season.
Daveon Woods scored 22 points, to lead the Golden Eagles in scoring. He was joined by Ian Mozeleski , who shot 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, to score 12 points. Wolfgang Wood added 10 points and five assists.
Tonight's game was the first of three games in four days for the Golden Eagles before taking short break for the Christmas holiday. The men's basketball team will host Pacific Union College, on Monday evening, at 7:30pm, for their second Cal Pac game of the season. They will follow that game up with a back-to-back against Hope International on Tuesday evening.