By: James Ritchey
Men’s Basketball (2-5)
23 Nov. (Away)
ERAU 58 – 82 Biola
The Eagles were eager to again play the Biola University Eagles, after last year’s program opener game loss. ERAU knew it would be a tough game, as Biola is currently ranked fourth nationwide and had a remarkable undefeated record. ERAU was able to keep up through the first half, keeping their deficit to within 10 points, and out-rebounding Biola. However, Biola steadily expanded their lead in the second half and ERAU was unable to mount any kind of comeback. Jo Jewell led ERAU players with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Women’s Basketball (5-5)
18 Nov. (Away)
ERAU 53 – 68 The Master’s
The Eagles traveled to Southern California to play the Mustangs of the Master’s College, ranked #5 in the nation. The Eagles shot very poorly in the first half, shooting only 25.81 percent compared to the Mustangs’ 55.17 percent. The Eagles fared much b etter in the second half, but were unable to reduce their deficit nearly enough to overcome the Mustangs.
19 Nov. (Away)
ERAU 50 – 42 CalTech
Continuing on their Southern California road trip, the Eagles traveled to Pasadena to play the Beavers of California Institute of Technology. Their scoring troubles evident in the previous night’s game were still present in the Eagles’ play, but they were still able to overcome and push through for a win. Melissa Pfeifer led ERAU with 13 points.
23 Nov. (Away)
ERAU 62 – 89 Biola
The Eagles faced a considerable challenge in Biola, an NAIA DI team. ERAU’s shooting troubles continued, as Biola climbed to a 20 point lead in the second quarter that ERAU could not recover from. Danae Ruiz had 21 points and Jenna Knudson had 15 to lead ERAU in the loss.
18 Nov. (Home)
ERAU 10 – 31 California Baptist
The Eagles hosted Cal Baptist in an early season matchup in the ERAU Activity Center. The first two matches showed the prowess of Eagle wrestlers Anton King and James Williams, who both won their weight classes. However, the Eagles could not continue their momentum and only scored one other win throughout the match.