Women come up short in San Diego

Biola basketball could not overpower the Point Loma Sea Lions and fell 75-55.

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Dale Fredriks, Writer

Women’s basketball traveled to San Diego, Calif. to play the ex-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions on Nov. 19. The Sea Lions moved to the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II in the 2012-13 season and had the opportunity to show Biola what is in store for the Eagles next season when Biola transitions to the NCAA.

Despite outscoring PLNU in the second half, Biola proved unable to get the victory, as an ice-cold first half put them in too big of a hole to dig themselves out. Point Loma stays perfect at 4-0, while Biola drops to 4-2.

The Eagles put up a total of 16 points in the first half while the Sea Lions dropped 18 in the first quarter alone. Junior guard DeMoria White was the only bright spot for Biola’s first half, as she had 10 points on four of eight shooting.

In the second half, the Eagles played much better, including a 23-point third quarter and a fourth where they actually outscored PLNU 16-12. White put up another 10 points, and senior forward Joclyn Kirton joined her with 10 points as the only two Eagles to finish the night in double digits.

The 75-55 loss may look bad, but it definitely gives Biola an opportunity to experience what they can expect from the NCAA in the coming years.

Biola heads back to Chase Gymnasium on Nov. 23 to face the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles at 2 p.m. in another out-of-conference matchup.

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