Women’s basketball beats Chaminade

Eagles end two-game PacWest losing streak with a win at Chaminade.

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Women’s basketball beats Chaminade

Brenna Khaw lines up a free throw during the Eagles' home loss to Fresno Pacific on Jan. 31.

Brenna Khaw lines up a free throw during the Eagles' home loss to Fresno Pacific on Jan. 31.

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Brenna Khaw lines up a free throw during the Eagles' home loss to Fresno Pacific on Jan. 31.

Aaron Zhang/THE CHIMES (File)

Aaron Zhang/THE CHIMES (File)

Brenna Khaw lines up a free throw during the Eagles' home loss to Fresno Pacific on Jan. 31.

Sasha Terry, Web Editor

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Women’s basketball kicked off their three-game trip to Hawaii with a victory against PacWest foe Chaminade University on Thursday night. The Eagles and Silverswords exchanged the lead several times throughout the game, but it was Biola who finished on top by a score of 67-57.

The Eagles grabbed 28 points in the paint and 37 rebounds in the game. Junior guard  Brenna Khaw proved a bright spot for the Eagles by recording a season-high of both 21 points and nine rebounds in a game. Sophomore forward Jazz Benn dished out five assists and junior guard Tatum Brimley recorded a season high of 17 points in a PacWest matchup.  

The Eagles started off strong in the first quarter with a five-point lead, tallying 10 points in the paint. The Silverswords fought back and ended the first quarter tied at 14.

The Eagles scored 10 more times in the paint in the second quarter to stay one step ahead of Chaminade. The quarter ended with the Eagles on top 27-24 going into halftime.

In the second half, the Eagles battled through three lead exchanges, with two forced by the Silverswords. Khaw put the Eagles ahead for good by scoring nine points in the quarter alone.

In the final quarter of the game, the Eagles secured the win by recording their highest amount of points in the game, notching 22 including eight points off of turnovers.

The win moved Biola to 7-6 in conference and 9-10 overall. The Eagles will continue their island trip against Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii on Feb. 2 at 12 p.m.