2016-17 Women's Basketball News
December 6, 2016
Eagles vs. Providence Christian Round one
The Lady Eagles started the second half well, with Laib, Kimble, and Kerttula each contributing a lay-up, and Laib knocking down one of the 3-point shots for which she is so well-known. As Coach Graw sent in his freshman team with a little more than 5 minutes in the quarter, the score was 49-27. While the young Eagles were only able to add another 2 points to their score (a lay-up by Kaila Shock, freshman #25), they did hold the Pilots to a mere 3 points in the remainder of the quarter.
December 6, 2016
Lady Eagles sweep Providence Christian in back to back games
Though the Eagles were able to come out on top in this game, it was obvious that their play was sub-standard. While the Eagles caused many turnovers in the second half of the game, the Pilots out-rebounded them by four. Having another game the next day, Coach Graw said: "We have to come out more ready tomorrow than we were today."
November 30, 2016
1-0 Conference Start for EBC Lady Eagles
Though this game was not what one might call a nail-biter, this was the kind of game that helps younger players to get some playing experience under their belts and prepares them to take on more competitive teams. Rose led the team from off the bench, with 21 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. She was followed by Laib and Shock, each with 15 points and 3 steals.
November 23, 2016
Lady Eagles vs. Grace Bible Tigers
Coach Graw said after the game: "The key to this game was high pressure on the defensive end, speeding the game up and not turning the ball over and putting the ball in, and we did that.” This victory is a big one for the Eagles, defeating the Grace Bible Tigers who are often ranked in the NCCAA and do well in their national tournament yearly. The 13-point victory margin shows the improvement of the Eagles from the ‘15-16 season, when the Eagles scraped a win against the Tigers by means of a last second field goal in OT.
November 7, 2016
Lady Eagles fight through nerves and injuries to start the season 1-0
Coach Graw had this to say about coming into the first game. "I really didn't know what to expect with so many girls out, specifically the experienced players. I was very nervous as we took the court with 3 experienced players with the rest of the team being all freshman against an NAIA opponent."
November 1, 2016
Lady Eagles Raise Banner at Alumni Game
Coach Graw’s team is ready to go towards another run at the conference championship and a shot at the national title. The team returns a deep roster from last year’s team and has included incoming players into the mix as well. It will be a fun year for the team as they strive to compete at their highest level and honor the Lord while doing so.