David Jeffries scored a team-high 15 points and dished out eight assists while Timothy Jeffries added 12 points and five rebounds, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team notched its third straight win with a commanding 82-52 victory against the University of La Verne on Thursday afternoon out in San Dimas, Calif.
The elder Jeffries went 6-of-10 from the field with Timothy going 5-of-7 as they were the only starters in double figures. Sophomore Billy Sparks came off the bench and made 4-of-6 from downtown en route to 12 points. Overall, the Beavers had seven players score at least six points in the contest. As a team, BVU was 45.5 percent from the field, including 9-of-25 from long range.
The Beavers jumped out to a 20-6 lead midway through the first half and never looked back. They extended it to 38-17 with under 5:00 left in the half before taking a 46-24 advantage into the break.
Defensively, BVU was tough all game long, forcing 24 turnovers and holding La Verne to only 31 percent shooting from the field.
Buena Vista moves to 8-2 on the year and will look to close out its non-conference schedule with a fourth straight win as it tips-off against Caltech (3-6) on Friday night at 7:00pm (CST).