Women’s basketball gets first conference win over Notre Dame de Namur

The Eagles secured a 51-44 win in a tight game for their first win in a two-game road trip to Northern California.

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Women’s basketball gets first conference win over Notre Dame de Namur

Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Zachary Devane, Freelance Writer

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The Eagles shook off a slow start to their game against Notre Dame de Namur University and fought to a 51-44 win in Belmont, California. Sophomore forward Danita Estorga led the Eagles in scoring with 13 points and eight rebounds in just 20 minutes of playing time. 

GOOD TIMES

In the first half, the Eagles were held to just 18 points. However, at the start of the second half, Estorga hit three straight 3-pointers, which gave BU their first lead of the game. The ladies carried that moment throughout the rest of the game and were able to outscore their opponents 31-21 in the second half.

Junior forward Jazz Benn filled up the scoring sheet as well, totaling 12 points, four boards and three assists in 37 minutes of play. The senior backcourt duo of Tatum Brimley and Jelissa Puckett also complemented each other on both ends of the floor as Brimley racked up five points and three steals, and Puckett totaled three points, five assists and one steal. Sophomore guard Aysia Johnson chipped in seven rebounds and three steals, while senior forward Mikayla Greens had seven points and four rebounds off the bench.

The Eagles (5-2 overall, 1-0 PacWest) will look to continue their road success at Dominican University of California on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m.