Cal State Fullerton 59, Biola 50 (exhibition)

Pictures and story by IM in OC

Fullerton, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton opened its 2011-12 schedule today with a 59-50 exhibition win over Biola.

It was not a good shooting game for CSF, as they shot 32 percent and only 21 percent in the second half. Sophomore Alex Thomas led all scorers with 18 points, while freshman Tailer Butler (Narbonne High School) had 11 points in her college debut, including three three-pointers. Butler still has the nice shooting touch I remember from seeing her in high school playoffs.

Freshman Chelsea Hill (Gilroy High School) led Biola with 16 points, and sophomore Adijat Adams had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. I was impressed with both Hill and Adams for Biola. I think both could make it a D1 mid-major.

Biola shoots a free throw in the first half. They took an early 11-2 lead before Fullteron rallied and caught up.

The Titans during a second half timeout.

Box score.

Way to go, Tailer! Proud of you. – Sue


  1. Just a side note to the game. I didnt see the box score until you linked it on your blog. Biola outrebounded CSF 44-39, scored more in the paint 26-12 and got more 2nd chance points 16-6. You dont normally see that by a NAIA team vs a D1 team in an exhibition game.
    There are several NAIA teams in the So Cal area and some good ones in Biola, Azusa Pacific, and Vanguard(who will play UCLA in about a week).
    One player who impressed me last year was Biola senior Jessilyn Conicelli. I just read on the Biola web site that she is now playing pro in Europe.

    IM in OC