The game itself was never in doubt as Biola rode a red hot Terrell Funches early on, took advantage of a steady Dakari Archer in the middle of the game and capitalized on some great scoring from Trevor Treinen late en route to the 19-point victory.
Funches scored eight consecutive points for Biola about six minutes into the game to help the Eagles build a 12-4 lead that they never looked back from. He was electric for that short stretch with two deep threes and a fast break dunk. The senior transfer would end the night with 19 points on just about 50 percent shooting from the field.
After a slow first eight minutes or so, Archer began to heat up late in the second half. His first basket of the game came with seven minutes remaining in the half when he took a ball hard to the rim and came away with two points and a foul.
From that signature basket forward he never looked back as he piled on the scoring and finished with a game-high 23 points on 7-for-11 shooting. He had four three-point field goals, which helped him combine with Funches and Treinen for nine makes from distance.
Treinen didn’t find his stroke until the second half, but once he did he absolutely took over the game. The freshman posted 10 of his 14 points over the course of the final 20 minutes. He was 3-for-4 from the field in the second half and a perfect 3-for-3 from the line. He added two steals and three assists in another all-around solid performance.
“In the second half our offense started to loosen up and we were able to do some more things I know we are capable of,” said Holmquist. “It was a fun night where everyone got to play.”
The Eagles scored the first basket of the night and never trailed on a night where Holmquist’s defense did just enough to keep the Flames’ athletic offense at bay throughout the evening.
Biola is now 9-1 on the year while Bethesda falls to 0-3. The Eagles are off for a while for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will resume their schedule with the first Golden State Athletic Conference game of the season on Dec. 5 at San Diego Christian.