El Cajon, Calif.—Chardonnay Shula's three pointer with :31 left in the game and 28 points from Heather Serven propelled The San Diego Christian College women's basketball team to their first conference win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Biola University 66-63.
San Diego Christian moves to 9-10 overall and 1-2 in the GSAC. Biola falls to 9-9 and 0-3 in the GSAC.
Biola took the first lead of the game on a 3-pointer by Aubree Mittel before San Diego Christian took the lead moments later. The Lady Hawks would build a lead to as large as 13 points in the first half, but the Eagles were able to cut it to 36-30 at intermission with a 9-2 run over the final four minutes of the first half.
San Diego Christian knocked down 5-9 from deep in the first half, led by Serven's 3-3 performance. Serven led all scorers with 15 points at the break, while Biola's Adijat Adams led the Eagles with 13 points.
The Eagles continued their run to start the second half, and cut the San Diego Christian lead to 43-42 with just over fourteen minutes on the clock, prompting San Diego Christian head coach Kelsey Dillon to call a timeout. The Lady
Hawks responded with a quick 8-0 run to take the lead to 51-42 with 13:37 remaining in regulation.
San Diego Christian maintained a small advantage until a three pointer from Biola's Becca DeVere gave the Eagles their first lead since the initial basket of the game at 63-61 with 2:47 on the clock.
The Lady Hawks would get a pair of free throws from Serven to tie the game and Shula's three pointer gave San Diego Christian the lead they would not relinquish.
Biola had one shot with time expiring, but Chelsea Hills three point attempt from the corner sailed over the rim as time expired.
Serven led all scorers with 28 points on 10-15 shooting. Brittany Daniel added 9 points for the Lady Hawks, while Shula had 8.
Adams was the leading scorer for Biola with 27 points, while also grabbing 9 rebounds. Mittel chipped in 14 points and DeVere had 10.
As a team, San Diego Christian was 10-17 (58.8%) from beyond the arc and shot 46 percent (23-50) from the field, while the Eagles were 21-50 (45.5%) from the field and connected on 8-20 3-points attempts.
Both teams continue conference play on Saturday night with the Lady Hawks welcoming Concordia University to campus and Biola hosts unbeaten and eighth-ranked The Master's College. Both games tip at 5:30pm