Redding, CA- On Friday evening, Hope International knocked off Eastern Oregon 83-50 to improve to 5-0 on the season. After starting a couple of seasons 4-0, including the 2012-13 campaign, the Royals have not made it to 5-0 since joining the GSAC in 1999 until Friday. Senior Andrina Rendon drilled seven three pointers on her way to 36 points on the evening.
Speaking of threes, junior Brittany Bauman opened the scoring of the game with a three pointer, one of five three pointers for her on the evening. The Royals did not even allow a tie all night.
Junior Krystyn Jacobs cashed in two points with a jumper to give the 5-0 Royals a 5-0 lead in the game. Bauman knocked down another three ball to give Hope International an 8-2 edge just over two minutes into the contest.
After the Mountaineers (4-2) made the score 8-4, Rendon went on a personal 10-1 run to push the lead to 18-5. The difference on the scoreboard was not in single digits the rest of the night. At half time, Hope International held a lead of 43-23.
In the second half, it was more Royals. Eventually they built their lead up to 37 points on two different occasions in the final five minutes.
Behind the 55 combined points of Rendon and Bauman, freshman Emily Terwilliger followed with nine points on the strength of 4-for-5 shooting from the field. Jacobs gave out six assists on the evening.
Head Coach Bill Crammer stated, "Our girls played a really strong defensive game tonight. The defense fed our transition game which led to strong scoring efforts for Brittany Bauman and Andrina Rendon. Bauman did an outstanding job on Eastern Oregon's leading scorer, Brittney Newcombe, who was averaging 24 points a game. Bauman held her to five points on the evening. This was a nice team win."
On Saturday, the Royals will continue their stay at Simpson and will face off with future GSAC foe William Jessup at 5:30 pm.