Sun, Jan 06, 2013 - [Women's Basketball]
Biola Cruises Past William Jessup

LA MIRADA, Calif. --- Adijat Adams and Amy Freet each recorded double-doubles with Aubre Mittel adding 15 points to lead Biola to a 62-47 win over William Jessup University in its final pre-conference tuneup Saturday night at Chase Gymnasium.

The Eagles pick up their second straight win and improve to 9-6 on the season while dropping the Warriors to 7-10.

Adams led Biola with 17 points and 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes of play while Freet contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds. It was the sixth double-double of the season for Adams while Freet recorded her second of the season.

Mittel, a freshman was making just her third start of the season, scored 15 points and added four assists and a steal for the Eagles, hitting 4-of-6 from three-point range.

Biola led the game from start to finish, but allowed the Warriors to stay close mainly due to 15 turnovers and just barely over 50 percent shooting from the free throw line.

The Eagles opened the game strong with an 11-2 run over the first six minutes. William Jessup closed the gap to four on a couple of occasions, but Biola took that nine-point lead to the half at 28-19.

Biola started the second-half strong, scoring eight-straight points after a Warrior bucket to open the period. The Eagles led 36-21 five minutes in only to see William Jessup score 10-straight and pull within five with 12:57 left. But Biola responded with a 12-4 run over the next four minutes to go back up by 13 at 48-35.

The Warriors would close the gap to seven with six minutes left, but Adams hit a second-chance bucket to key seven-point Biola run and the Eagles never looked back.

Biola held a 50-31 edge in rebounds, leading to a 19-9 advantage in second-chance points.

Sarah Petersen led William Jessup with 19 points and 11 rebounds and was the lone Warrior in double-figures in both categories.

Biola opens GSAC play next week, traveling to Santa Barbara to face No. 4 Westmont in its conference opener on Tuesday. The Eagles then return home to take on No. 3 Vanguard on Saturday. Both games tip-off at 5:30 p.m.

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