Men’s basketball soars to win over Holy Names University

The Eagles tie their season-high for scoring in 113-102 win.

Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Zachary Devane, Deputy Sports Editor

Men’s basketball got a huge win for their playoff hopes with a victory over Holy Names University on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Eagles, playing with only seven players, were led by junior guard Chris Rossow, who finished the game with 26 points and five assists, while sophomore guard Whitten Dominquez ended with 24 points on 80% shooting. Junior forward Michael Bagatourian also had 19 points with four rebounds.

HIGH SCORING

Both the Eagles and the Hawks were efficient on the offensive end, combining for over 200 points in the game. BU was lights out in all areas of the floor, shooting 50% on their field goals and 45% from deep. They also scored 58 points in the paint, which was huge in comparison to Holy Names’ 34.

The Eagles were fantastic in the open floor, scoring 23 fast-break points and 19 points off turnovers.

“We weren’t always smart in the second half but we made a lot of good plays,” said head coach Dave Holmquist. “There were some things from this game we have to work on, but I’m certainly happy to win this, [it] should get us in the playoffs, I think.”

SHORTHANDED 

The Eagles were without starting point guard Marquise Mosley as well as sophomore center Solomon Ruddell and junior guard Will Shannon. Despite the lack of depth on the bench tonight, everyone scored in the game tonight and five players finished in double digits.

“We didn’t put ourselves in a victim state of mind. It was like, ‘Perfect, we got seven, all we need is five,” Dominguez said. “Everybody was ready to go, people put it past them and it’s just an opportunity to go harder.”

The Eagles (15-11 overall, 11-9 PacWest) will travel to face Fresno Pacific University on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.