Eagles Pick up Fourth Straight Win

Basketball Wins 75-62 at Point Loma

Feb. 2, 2010 By Jenna Bartlo

Senior guard Danny Campbell scored 22 points and junior forward Josh Miller added 17 as Biola University’s basketball team picked up its 20th win of the year with a 75-62 victory over Point Loma Nazarene University in a GSAC game at Golden Gymnasium on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.

The Eagles improve to 20-1 overall and to 10-1 in GSAC play, moving one-half game ahead of Concordia for first-place in the conference. It is the 30th time in school history Biola has won at least 20 games in a season and the 25th time in 30 seasons under Head Coach Dave Holmquist.

Campbell led the way with 22 points, hitting 6-of-9 from the field and adding eight points from the charity stripe. He is averaging 19.5 points over his last four games. Miller was 7-of-8 on the night, adding a season-best 17 points for Biola.

Just about all of the offense by the Sea Lions came from Rhett Beal, who scored a game-high 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting.

Point Loma started out the game on fire, opening up an 11-3 lead just under five minutes into the contest. The Sea Lions would stretch the lead to nine at 15-6 just two minutes later before Biola finally started battling.

The Eagles used a 9-0 run to take their first lead of the game, capped by a three-pointer from junior guard Clay Martin. After a short see-saw battle, Biola took its largest lead of the half on a Miller three-pointer, going up seven at 30-23. The Eagles would head to the half with that seven-point advantage intact.

In the second half, Biola got off to a hot start, outscoring the home side 11-2 in the first three minute to take a 45-29 lead. Despite a valiant effort the rest of the way, Point Loma was unable to get any closer than nine points as the Eagles hit 15 of 24 shots in the second half and connected on 9 of 11 free throws as well.

Biola shot 53 percent in the game while holding Point Loma to 46 percent shooting. While the two teams were nearly identical in turnovers committed—Biola had 15 while PLNU had 14, the Sea Lions were able to turn them into 18 points while the Eagles could muster just six.

Point Loma also gave Biola all it could handle inside, outscoring the Eagles 30-24 in the paint despite losing the rebounding battle 29-25.

Senior guard Marlon King had 13 points and eight assists for Biola. Fellow senior center Rocky Hampton had nine points and nine rebounds to go along with four blocked shots.

The Eagles return to the court on Tuesday, February 2, in what should be a tough GSAC battle. Biola heads north to face Fresno Pacific University in Fresno at 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about athletics at Biola and follow the basketball team as they move forward in a great season.

Written by Jeff Hoffman, Sports Information Director. Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator, can be reached at (562) 777-4061 or through email at jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

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