Despite scoring five points in the opening quarter, making 1 of 9 3-pointers in the first half and concluding with 20 turnovers, Manhattan Christian remained composed.

The Eagles scored 20 points in the second frame and gained a 13-point advantage after the third, leading to a 50-42 home win over Manhattan on Friday.

Eliana Kuperus paced Christian with a double-double, making 4 of 10 shots for a team-high 12 points to go with a game-high 12 rebounds. That was key in the Eagles finishing with a 51-38 rebounding advantage. Christian’s next-highest scorer was Kiersten Van Kirk with eight points. She also added three blocks.

The Eagles finished 17 of 55 (31%) from the field and held the Tigers to 17-for-62 shooting (27%).

Jasmine Grossman led the Tigers with 14 points.

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