Women’s basketball rallies for successful win
Eagles find themselves on a three game winning streak after their latest victory. | Chak Hee Lo / THE CHIMES
The Eagles played against Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Calif. on Jan. 29. Biola grabbed the lead after a tie in the second quarter and held it till the end. The game resulted in a third straight win for the Eagles with a final score of 71-61.
GAME BEGINS WITH SLOW PACE
In the first quarter, the Eagles struggled with defense and scoring. Near the end of the quarter, Art U went on an eight-point run, leaving the Eagles 15 points behind. The Eagles managed to make four points after this, moving the score to 24-14. The Eagles began the next quarter by improving their shot-making and defense. With this mentality, they overcame a 12-point deficit to gain the lead. Sophomore guard Tatum Brimley contributed seven points to this run. Senior guard DeMoria White made a three-point shot to put the score to 26-24 and give the Eagles their first lead over Art U. Art U forced a tie with the Eagles by making a layup, but White broke the tie by making two free throw shots. The quarter ended with the Eagles in the lead with a score of 36-28, heading into halftime.
EAGLES HOLD LEAD TILL END
The Eagles continued to produce offense in the third quarter by scoring 23 points and retrieving 12 rebounds. The third quarter ended with a score of 59-42 and the Eagles still holding the lead. In the final quarter, Biola shot 12 points in the quarter and struggled with defending. At 7:57, junior forward Sara Dougan made a layup which gave the Eagles a 24 point lead over Art U, their largest of the game. After this, Art U went on a nine-point run which narrowed the Eagles lead to 15 points. The Eagles scored five points in the middle of the quarter, but shortly after this, Art U went on a 10 point run in the final three minutes of the game to bring the final score to 71-61 in favor of Biola.
White recorded 33 points overall and made 10 three-point shots. Sophomore forward Mikayla Greens retrieved 11 rebounds, and sophomore forward Emma Newman and Dougan each blocked two shots.
The victory moved the Eagles to a winning record of 10-9 overall and 7-6 in the PacWest conference. Their next game will be a rematch against Azusa Pacific University at Chase Gymnasium on Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m.