The Bears traveled to Los Angeles on Sunday to face the Golden Eagles of Cal State Los Angeles College. The Bears got off to a good start opening the game with a three-point play by Jesse Henderson-Lewis, but the Golden Eagles scored the next eight points and never trailed again. Cal State LA led by as many as 13 points in the first half before settling for a 29-22 halftime lead. The Bears came out aggressive in the second half, tying the score at 34-34 early in the half, but a free-throw from Brokenbrough, a jumper by Zaid, and a 3-pointer by Munzon took the lead for good. The Bears closed to within 44-43, but the Golden Eagles got two free throws each by Dushon Carter and Zaid to bump the lead to 48-43. After Bristol cut the lead to 48-45, McPhail hit a jumper and then Zaid scored eight straight points on a layup and back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Golden Eagles a 58-43 lead and put the game out of reach. Cal State LA shot 41.3 percent (19-of-46) overall and was 4-of-11 from 3-point range. Bristol shot 35.3 percent (18-of-51) and was 5-of-16 from 3-point distance. The Golden Eagles were 24-of-30 from the free-throw line, while the Bears were 9-of-13. Cal State LA had a 37-28 rebounding edge and committed 16 turnovers to 18 for the Bears.
Jaylen Rose led Bristol with 16 points, while Michael Johnson had 15 points respectively. The Bears next game will be in the Whittier Tournament against Chapman University on December 29th, at 7:00 p.m., on the campus of Whittier College.