Women’s basketball rallies for successful win

Eagles find themselves on a three game winning streak after their latest victory.


Illustration by Chak Hee Lo / THE CHIMES

Sasha Terry, Staff Writer

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.


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.


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.

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