La Sierra downs Wolves men

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Walla Walla University wound up a three-game men's basketball road trip into the Sun Belt here Sunday with an 81-57 loss to La Sierra University.

The loss dropped the Wolves to 1-2 for the trip and 1-19 overall as they head home to College Place for a Thursday game against Southwestern College of Phoenix, Ariz., at 5 p.m.

Walla Walla lost to Southwestern College 81-74 Saturday in Phoenix after opening the road trip Thursday with a 65-63 victory over West Coast Baptist in Lancaster, Calif.

Isaac Waters scored 20 points to pace La Sierra on Sunday. Daveon Woods was also in double figures for the winners with 13 points.

The Wolves were led by Tristan Greeidge's 17 points. Andrew Bailey hauled down a game-high 11 rebounds for WWU, although the Wolves lost the rebound battle 36-32 and were also forced into 26 turnovers in the game.

La Sierra led 40-26 at halftime.

WALLA WALLA (57) - Doherty 2-6 2-4 6, Henderson 5-11 0-2 12, Stimmel 0-1 4-4 4, Greenidge 3-7 10-11 17, Bailey 2-5 0-1 4, Jacobsen 0-0 1-2 1, Lewis 1-4 2-4 5, Abdul-karim 2-4 1-2 5, Alexander 0-0 0-0 0, Creasey 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 16-42 20-30 57

LA SIERRA (81) - Waters 9-15 0-0 20, Scharfenberg 2-9 0-0 4, Madden 3-6 0-1 6, Robbins 3-11 2-2 8, Woods 5-8 2-3 13, Melghan 0-0 0-0 0, Bowlin 1-4 2-2 5, Lomeli 3-5 0-0 7, Picket 3-7 0-0 7, Snyder 2-7 0-0 6, Williams 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 33-76 7-10 81.

Halftime - La Sierra 40, WWU 26. 3-point goals - WWU 5-16 (Doherty 0-1, Henderson 2-5, Greenidge 1-3, Bailey 0-1, Lewis 1-2, Abdul-karim 0-3, Creasey 1-1), La Sierra 8-22 (Waters 2-3, Robbins 0-3, Woods 1-2, Bowlin 1-2, Lomeli 1-2, Picket 1-3, Snyder 2-7). Total fouls - La Sierra 23, WWU 14. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - La Sierra 36 (Scharfenberg 5, Madden 5), WWU 32 (Bailey 11). Turnovers - WWU 26, La Sierra 12. Assists - La Sierra 18 (Robbins 4, Picket 4), WWU 6 (Stimmel 2).

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