Women’s basketball struggles against APU

The Eagles took a 39-point loss against rivals Azusa Pacific University, who dominated the Eagles, 85-46.

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Andi Basista, Sports Editor

Women’s basketball entered into Azusa Pacific University territory on Saturday evening to compete in yet another rivalry matchup in the Cornerstone Cup. The Eagles, who were previously No. 2 in the PacWest conference, fell hard to the Cougars, losing by nearly 40 points, 46-85. The blowout has pushed Biola down to No. 5 in the PacWest.

TOTAL DOMINATION BY APU

BU entered the game sluggish, scoring only two points in the entire first quarter. Their slow start and 23.1% shooting from field-goal range allowed the Cougars to pull away quickly and stay on top the entire game. APU had complete control on the defensive end, shutting BU out consistently every quarter. The Cougars nearly doubled the Eagles’ points in the paint, 30-16. Azusa was more active, grabbing 19 points off of second-chance shots while Biola only accumulated four.

Freshman guard Stephanie Lee led the offense with 12 points, while sophomore guard Aysia Johnson followed closely behind with 11 points of her own and five rebounds. Junior forward Jazz Benn, senior guard Tatum Brimley, sophomore guard Danita Estorga and freshman forward Madi Chang all combined for 18 rebounds on the night.

The Eagles (11-6 overall, 7-4 PacWest) will look to end their losing streak in a home matchup against Notre Dame De Namur University on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

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