Dawson hit 13 of 14 free throws as the Matadors were 31 of 44 from the stripe compared to Bethesda's 12 attempts.
Smith had 14 points in the first half and Dawson scored 11 as CSUN held a 40-22 lead at the break. The Matadors were 15 of 20 from the line.
Bethesda, a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, was led by David Jelks' 11 points. Jorge Castro added 10 points for the Flames, who were held to 18-of-65 shooting (27.7 percent), including 4 of 22 from 3-point range.