Women’s basketball bounces back

The Eagles redeem themselves with a win against Hawaii Pacific, 64-54.

Natalie Hernandez, Sports Editor

Women’s basketball returned home to Chase Gymnasium on Monday night to face off against the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks. The Eagles bounced back from last week’s loss against Westcliff and were victorious over the Sharks, 64-54.

THE EAGLES SOAR

Freshman guard Amiah Simmons led Biola by gaining the most points for the Eagles during the competition against the Sharks. Simmons earned a total of 23 points and seven rebounds. Redshirt freshman guard Laila Walker followed right behind with 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. The Eagles totaled 40 points in the paint, 20 turnover points and 10 points from the bench.

A STEADY LEAD

The Eagles started off with a steal by redshirt junior guard Aysia Johnson and a layup from Simmons to put the first 2 points on the board. The Eagles continued to add to their score while the Sharks tried to catch up. Biola finished off the first quarter with a nine-point lead. Continuing their momentum into the second quarter, Biola added to their lead, leaving the Sharks in the dust. With 53 seconds left in the second quarter the Eagles were at a 16-point advantage.

Biola continued to obliterate the Sharks, leaving no room for defeat. Both teams continued to exchange scores, but the Eagles pulled ahead to win with a 10-point lead, 64-54.

Women’s basketball (9-5 overall, 5-2 conference) will return home on Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. to compete against University of Hawaii-Hilo. Footage and statistics from the game are located on the Biola Athletics website

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