Kiara Paul |Asst Sports Editor|
Coyote women’s basketball dominated in their game against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles on Jan. 22, winning 70-53.
Adriana Brodie and Sophie Bhasin pushed hard in this game.
Both ladies played 27 minutes and led their team to victory.
Brodie was in the zone on Friday night, scoring 21 points throughout the game, a career-high for her.
Bhasin scored 12 points and came through for her teammates with 5 assists.
The first quarter started with a three-pointer by Chelsea Austin, which ignited the crowd for an entire night of cheering.
The Golden Eagles were not about to stay behind for long. Within minutes, they followed with a two point jump shot.
Coyote Alexcia Mack completed a layup in the paint, which brought the Coyotes up by three points.
The Golden Eagles stayed close behind in the first quarter until Brodie completed two free throws, adding two more points to the scoreboard.
Tied with 36 seconds left in the first quarter, Bhasin made her way down the court and completed a three-pointer. This brought the end of the first quarter with the Coyotes in the lead 14-11.
“I thought Bhasin played an excellent game,” stated student Donny Roppolo. “She made some really tough shots when the team needed it most.”
The second quarter began with a foul by the Golden Eagles’ Rikke Fabricius.
Bhasin stepped up to the free-throw line to take her first shot, but missed. Bhasin’s second free throw was completed, giving the Coyotes an extra point.
The Golden Eagles were bound and determined as they made their way to the other side of the court with a hope to get a shot.
A missed three-pointer and a rebound later, the ball ended up back in the hands of Brodie, who made a fast break to the Coyote hoop.
Ahead of all the players on the court, Brodie completed a jump shot in the paint, which put the Coyotes up by six.
The end of the second quarter was an all out, back-and-forth battle between both teams.
The Coyotes maintained the lead for a portion of the time until Fabricius completed a layup and then stole the ball to assist her teammate, Samantha Lee, to complete a three-pointer.
The Golden Eagles kept their lead until the end of the second quarter.
Golden Eagles 34, Coyotes 31.
The third quarter started with the Coyotes behind by two points
In a time of need, Coyote Bisera Peshkova made the three point shot that paved the way for the win.
Once the Coyotes’ were in the lead, there was no stopping them.
With two jump shots in a row, one completed by Bhasin, the other by Brodie, the Coyotes wrapped up the third quarter ahead by eight points.
The ladies racked up points on the scoreboard, one after the next, with jump shots and layups.
The defense was focused, they held off the Golden Eagles for the majority of the fourth quarter.
The Golden Eagles were stuck at 53 points, while the Coyotes were up by 17 points.
The fourth quarter ended with the final score of 70-53 which gave the Coyotes the win.