The University of Redlands Bulldogs earned their first win of the 2008-09 season by defeating La Sierra University at home, 87-68. Redlands relied on solid shooting throughout the game, posting an overall field-goal percentage of 50.8%, with five players in double figures.
After a three-point lead at the half, the Bulldogs opened up the game midway through the second, gaining a lead by as many as 20 points.
Redlands looked to Bryan Schwartz to pace the team with 17 points on f5-for-8 shooting. Matt Dietrich and Alex Wolpe contributed 15 points each, while Patrick Coffey and Travis Miller put 11 points away.
La Sierra gained 17 points from Daniel Noga and 16 points from Joshua Crouch.
The Bulldogs look forward to hosting the 61st Annual Lee Fulmer Memorial Men’s Basketball Tournament on December 4-6. Redlands tips off against UC Santa Cruz on the 4th at 8 p.m.