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Women's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 24, 2017 - posted by Seth Preuss
Coulter Bowlen led HIU with 20 points and 11 boards against SKC
Coulter Bowlen led HIU with 20 points and 11 boards against SKC
Saint Katherine College
Hope International

FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted its final non-conference tilt on January 24 at 5:30 pm with a rematch against St. Katherine College. The Royals jumped out to a lead early and cruised to the finish line with a 67-47 win, snapping an eight-game losing streak and notching their first home win of 2016-17.

HIU led by 10 after the first quarter, outscoring the visiting Firebirds 17-7 in the period with a scoring run powered by Olisa Horn, Emily Terwilliger, and Coulter Bowlen. The Royals came into the second quarter with renewed motivation on defense and held SKC scoreless for the first four minutes, finally conceding a three-pointer at 5:59. The Royals put up 19 in the second quarter and headed to the locker room with a 36-16 lead.

HIU came out of the locker room in cruise control and coasted to their first home win of the season, going shot for shot with the Firebirds in the second half. The Royals collected an impressive 46 defensive rebounds and finished with 62 overall, nearly doubling the SKC team total for the game.

Terwilliger and Bowlen finished with double-doubles as Bowlen led HIU with 20 points and 11 rebounds – Terwilliger put up 12 and 11, respectively. Oliver sniffed a triple-double with six points, six assists, and eight boards and Coach Bill Crammer emptied the bench, allowing everyone on the roster to see the floor at one point or another in the win.

HIU improves to 5-12 overall after snapping a losing streak that had stretched to the previous calendar year – the Royals now ready for No. 3 Westmont on Saturday before playing the last of a six-game home stretch next Thursday against William Jessup. Live coverage will be available on our website, but if you're local be sure to support your Royals in the Darling Pavilion!

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