The Eagles outshoot the Mustangs

Men’s basketball shows defensive strategy and offensive play against the Master’s University.

Amanda Frese, Managing Editor

The Eagles stomped the Master’s University Mustangs on Nov. 13, with a winning score of 76-63. Overall, the Eagles showed discernment in their shot selection which led to quality shots, resulting in a field goal percentage of 44.4%. They forced the Mustangs into rushed decisions during play, resulting in 13 points off turnovers. The Eagles drove into the paint at will, resulting in 30 points in the paint, as well as putting the Mustangs in foul trouble. The Eagles took advantage of the free throw line—scoring 91.3%. 

DEFENSIVE BATTLE

Though the Mustangs outshot the Eagles by three points in the first half, Biola’s defense kept the Mustangs on their heels causing 11 turnovers. The Eagles failed to shoot well in the first half, but stayed in the game due to their defensive presence.

OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY 

The Eagles returned to the court in the second half ready to win. Redshirt senior guard Chris Rossow led the charge in the second half, scoring 14 points in the half and 20 points overall. Also leading the team, redshirt junior guard Alex Wright scored 15 points in the second half, as well as securing seven rebounds. Redshirt senior forward Michael Bagatourian recorded the most assists, with five assists throughout the game.

After this win, the Eagles stand 2-0,0-0 in the Pacwest Conference. On Nov. 16, the Eagles will face off against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens at 7 p.m. in the Voelkel Gymnasium. Stats and footage from this game are located on the Biola Athletics website

 

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