Men’s basketball seals last second victory against Chaminade

The Eagles kept composure against the Silverswords in a hard-fought match, 75-72.

Amanda Frese, Managing Editor

Men’s basketball edged out the Chaminade University Silverswords in a narrow three-point victory at the Chase Gymnasium on Jan. 22, 75-72. Throughout the hard-fought game, the Eagles maintained a 66% free-throw percentage in the first half, and were perfect from the free-throw line in the second half. Their aggressive play and focus throughout ultimately led them to a victory. 

CONSISTENT LEAD

The Eagles played aggressively in the first half with redshirt senior forward Jesse Elrod and redshirt senior guard Chris Rossow leading the way with their consistent scoring. Elrod was highly efficient from the field, shooting 69% and going nine for 13 on the floor. After recording 30 points against Chaminade previously this season, Rossow returned to the court with a perfect score from the free-throw line and scored 19 points. 

While the Eagles maintained their lead into the second half, the game came down to the wire in the final seconds of the match. Biola led by one point with nineteen seconds left. Redshirt senior forward Michael Bagatourian and Rossow secured the lead by following through on their last free-throw shots of the game, resulting in a three-point victory. The Eagles were victorious, 75-72.

Men’s basketball (12-4 overall, 6-3 PacWest) will face off against the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at home. Footage and statistics from the game are located on the Biola Athletics Website.

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