Azusa Pacific finishes sweep of men’s basketball

Biola falls short against rival APU once again.

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Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Sophomore guard Will Shannon tries to get past his defender during Biola's loss to APU on Dec. 15, 2018. The Cougars also won the rematch of the two rival schools on Jan. 19.

Andi Basista, Deputy Sports Editor

Biola men’s basketball came into Saturday’s contest at Azusa Pacific University looking to redeem themselves after a tough loss to the Cougars in December. However, the sharp-shooting Cougars were too much for the Eagles to contain once again as Biola fell short, 84-72.

Azusa shot an astounding 60.7 percent from the field in the first half, including 12 three-pointers giving them a comfortable 17 point lead headed into the locker room. Biola’s foul trouble started to progress early throughout the first half and resulted in four Eagles with two fouls each.

Biola never relented though, fighting their way back to only a nine-point deficit in the second half. However, the Cougars were stopped the Eagles, who missed chances every time they started to make progress on the floor.

The Eagles made this game a closer fight compared to the previous matchup against the Cougars. Senior forward Alex Talma led the Eagles with 19 points and eight rebounds. Senior forward Levi Auble contributed with 13 points and four rebounds, and senior guard Trevor Treinen and freshman guard Alex Wright both ended the night with 12 points.

The Eagles (9-8 overall, 5-6 conference) will return to action on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Chase Gymnasium against Fresno Pacific University.

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