Men’s basketball win seventh in a row, defeat Holy Names University

The Eagles’ 85-74 win caps off their northern California road trip.

Zachary Devane, Freelance Writer

Men’s basketball kept rolling as they won their seventh game in a row after defeating Holy Names University, 85-74. This moved the team to 12-3 in the PacWest Conference right before a key stretch of games prior to the conference tournament.

The Eagles are second in the conference, behind Azusa Pacific University who are 9-2 and in first place based on win percentage.

Redshirt junior guard Alex Wright was on fire, leading the Eagles with 28 points on 3-6 shooting from 3-point range. Redshirt senior guard Chris Rossow also had a stellar game, dropping 23 points while grabbing five rebounds. Redshirt freshman Maximo Milovich was very influential off the bench for the second game in a row, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds in 27 minutes of action.

NEVER LET UP

The Eagles dominated throughout the game, taking the lead from the very first minute and never relinquishing it. They led 39-26 entering the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same. Despite lackluster 3-point shooting in the second half, an incredible 26 points in the paint kept the Hawks from getting back into the game. The Eagles had 52 points in the paint throughout the entire game. Solid free-throw line shooting was also key, as the team scored 13 points from the line.

A 20-point lead for the Eagles with 10 minutes left was trimmed to only nine with 2:23 left in the game. However, Coach Dave Holmquist’s team held on to secure an 11-point victory, 85-74.

Men’s basketball (18-4 overall, 12-3 conference) are back in action on the road against Concordia University Irvine on Saturday, Feb 12 at 7:30 p.m. Footage and stats from the game are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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