Men’s basketball executed West Coast Baptist

The Eagles gain another win, 105-59.

Natalie Hernandez, Sports Editor

Men’s basketball returned home on Nov. 27 for their third game of Thanksgiving week to face off against West Coast Baptist College. Biola put points on the board first and left West Coast Baptist drowning in an overwhelming win. The Eagles completely dominated on the court, gaining a 29-point lead with three minutes left in the first half. Biola ended the game in triple digits to secure the win, 105-59.

FREE-THROW FRENZY

The Eagles asserted their dominance in Saturday night’s matchup. Biola had a 50 field goal percentage and a 63.6 free-throw percentage. The Eagles gained 66 points in the paint, 10 turnover points and gained 42 points from the bench.

Redshirt senior forward Jesse Elrod led Biola in their offense scoring a total of 20 points, two blocks and 11 rebounds. Redshirt senior forward Michael Bagatourian followed by gaining 19 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles.

DRIVING DOWN THE COURT

The Eagles secured an early lead gaining a seven-point advantage against West Coast Baptist. WC Baptist managed to decrease the deficit down to one point, but the Eagles quickly pulled ahead once again. Biola finished off the first half with a comfortable 20-point lead. The first few minutes of the second-half were quiet until Bagatourian scored two-points from a layup.

Biola continued the game in the lead, adding salt to the wound of West Coast Baptist. The Eagles completely dominated the court, winning the game with a 46-point lead, 105-59.

Men’s basketball (6-1) will return home on Dec. 2 to compete in their first PacWest conference game against Fresno Pacific University at 7:30 p.m. Footage from today’s game can be found on the Biola Athletics website.

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