Women’s basketball steals a win against Fresno Pacific

The Eagles took their ninth conference win against the Sunbirds.

Amanda Frese, Managing Editor

Women’s basketball gained a nine-point victory against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds on Feb. 5 at the FPU Special Events Center, 56-47. The Eagles showed defensive and offensive efficiency, scoring 18 points off of turnovers, 24 points in the paint and recording a 63.6 free-throw percentage. The Eagles tied the score twice throughout the game, eventually holding the lead and securing their ninth conference win.

FIRST HALF FIGHT

Freshman guard Amiah Simmons kickstarted the first quarter by stealing the ball in the first minute of the game, making a fastbreak in the paint and scoring the first point of the match. Simmons proved a leader on the court by scoring 20 total points out of Biola’s 56 total points. The Eagles also showed defensive strategy, keeping the Sunbirds from scoring any points in the second quarter. Keeping the Sunbirds at bay, redshirt sophomore guard Stephanie Lee recorded two defensive rebounds in the second quarter and six defensive rebounds throughout the match. The Eagles entered into the third quarter tailing the Sunbirds by one point, 24-23.

SECOND HALF LEAD 

The Sunbirds scored 18 points in the third quarter, but the Eagles returned with 14 points to keep themselves in the fight. Redshirt freshman guard Sydney Moran made a 3-point shot in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter. After a layup from Simmons two minutes later, the Eagles held the lead until the end of the match. Simmons and Lee scored the final points of the game, resulting in a victory, 56-47.

The Eagles (13-6 overall, 9-3 conference) will be in action again at Tobin Gymnasium against the Holy Names University Hawks on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Footage and stats from the game are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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