Women’s basketball wins back-to-back games at home

The women’s basketball team won 54-41 against California State University Dominguez Hills and 60-52 against Wayland Baptist University.


Tyler Otte

Biola women’s basketball defeated California State Dominguez Hills concluding at 54-41 on Nov. 17, 2011. | Tyler Otte/THE CHIMES

Alex Bos, Writer

Biola women’s basketball defeated California State Dominguez Hills concluding at 54-41 on Nov. 17, 2011. | Tyler Otte/THE CHIMES

The Biola women’s basketball squad defeated California State University Dominguez Hills 54-41 on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Wayland Baptist University 60-52 on Monday, Nov. 21. The Eagles improved to a 5-1 overall record with a win percentage of .833.

33 second-half points propels Eagles to victory

A big second half for the Eagles helped to beat the Toros 54-41. Biola trailed by one after halftime but came out with a huge 33-point half and outscored Dominguez Hill by 14.

The Eagles shot the ball really well as a team, making 45 percent of their shots from the field, and 80 percent of their shots from the free-throw line.

“The goal on offense was to attack and stay poised throughout the game,” senior Emily Drews said after the game.

Sophomore Adijat Adams led all scorers with 13 points and eight total rebounds. Drews added 12 points for the Eagles and senior Charrise Reece contributed 10 points, five rebounds, six steals and four assists.

Dominguez Hills’ Porcha Davis, came off the bench and led the Toros with 12 points and six rebounds. Davis helped the Toros come up with an astonishing 27 bench points, more than half of their game total, but it wasn’t enough to fend off the Eagles.

Ella Rodriguez also came off the bench with 10 points for the Toros in 15 minutes of play and Sherrie Hughes added seven boards and four points in 18 minutes of play.

Rebounds key in 60-52 win over Wayland Baptist

Biola followed with another home win against Wayland Baptist, taking the close battle 60-52.

Eagles point guard Reece said rebounding was going to be key coming into this game.

Biola out rebounded Wayland 39-30 and only turned the ball over 18 times compared to the 27 turnovers for Wayland.

Reece had a great game putting up 15 points, five rebounds and four assists. Reece also had two steals in the game. Adams and Drews added eight points each for the Eagles.

Bench points and the points off turnovers were key for Biola’s win. The Eagle’s bench put up 16 points compared to Wayland’s nine. Biola scored 23 points off of Wayland’s turnovers which proved to be crucial in such a close game.

The Eagles were trailing by five points at half, but came out with a hot hand. Biola had a .428 field goal percentage, and made five out of 10 3-pointers taken in the second half. This led to a 41-point second half, outscoring Wayland by 13.

Biola prepares for first GSAC game

Biola, now 5-1, will come back to Chase Gymnasium Saturday, Dec. 3 to face Vanguard University. Game time is at 5:30 p.m. and will kick off Golden State Athletic Conference play for the Eagles. Vanguard defeated Point Loma Nazarene University on Tuesday, Nov. 9 to give them a 1-0 jump in the GSAC.

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