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No. 6 APU Closes Hawks Season

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10_MBB_team2Sat., Feb. 26, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Azusa, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College 2010-11 season ended on Saturday night against No. 6 Azusa Pacific University (26-4, 17-3 GSAC) in a 91-63 defeat. They close with a 8-22 overall record and a 2-18 GSAC record.

Senior Jason Starr had 18 points (5-10FG, 3-6 3P,T 5-6 FT), 5 rebounds and junior Xavier Mylleville contributed 12 points (5-8 FG), 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.

APU opened up a healthy lead in the first half, leading 44-31 at the half, shooting 16-35 from the field and 7-16 from downtown. SDC shot 50% (13-26) from the field, hitting 4 three's, but only 1 of 5 free throw chances.

The Cougars walked away with the win in the second half, widening the score to a 30 point gap at one point with four Cougars totaling 53 of APU's 91 points.

As for the Hawks season ending totals, Starr found himself at the top of multiple catergories including total points (332, 11.1ppg), three-point percentage (41.9%, 65-155), and field goals made (108, 3.6/g). Junior Benji Arvizu lead in steals (29), assists (49) and made free throws (79, 2.9/g). Junior Tim Sanders brought down a team high 130 rebounds (4.3/g), tying with Mylleville with 16 blocks and Senior Tyler Mutton finished his career with the most three's for the Hawks with 71 and the second most points with 327 (10.9/g).

Season Ends Versus No. 3 APU

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10_WBB_TeamSat., Feb. 26, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Azusa, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College closed out the 2010-11 season at No. 3 Azusa Pacific University on Saturday with a 78-58 loss. APU, who had clinched the GSAC championship prior to Saturday, finished the season with a 26-4 overall record and an 18-2 record in conference. SDC finished tenth in the GSAC with a 3-17 record, 8-20 overall.

The first half showed the Hawks competing with the top ranked Cougars, hitting 13-31 from the field to APU's 15-31. Three-point shots (5-12 3Pt-FG) kept SDC close, also giving Heather Serven 11 points as she owned 3 of the teams 5 first half three's. APU out rebounded SDC in the first 27-11 for 11 second chance points on their way to a 35-33 halftime lead.

The second half wasn't as pretty for SDC who scored only 25 points in the half, shooting 32.1% (9-28) from the field. APU matched their first half efforts leading by as many as 23 with 5:03 to go. Serven would finish with 15 points, 2 assists (6-12 FG, 4-9 3Pt-FG, 4-5 FT) and senior Melissa Villalobos ended with 15 points and 3 rebounds in her final game.

Cougar Alex Moore-Porter was 12-15 from the field for 28 points, 7 rebounds and center Kristie Hala'ufia had 14 rebounds.

In season ending stats for the Hawks, junior guard Brittany Robinson led the team in points per game (13.5), field goals per game (4.3), 3-point field goals made (2.2/gm), and rebounds (5.5/gm). She finished with 379 points, 155 rebounds, 61 assists, and 56 steals. Freshman Jermani Daniels was second on the team in rebounds (128, 4.6 rpg), but first in offensive boards with 62. Junior Jasmin Thomas led the team in assists with 73 (2.7/apg) and Villalobos, who led the team in steals (75), closing out with the second highest point total with 301.

TMC Sweeps Round One

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Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011 [1][2][Season Box]
Santa Clarita, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College (2-5, 0-2 GSAC) Baseball kicked off 2011 Golden State Athletic Conference play against The Master's College (11-4, 2-0 GSAC) on Thursday, falling 7-4 and 4-2.

Dominic Neocoechea was solid in game one for the Hawks, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run. His contribution came in the third for SDC's first run of the game and in the 7th on a sacrifice fly that brought Taylor Maddox home to tie the game at 3. Maddox went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run and an RBI.

SDC went ahead in the top of the 8th on a dribbler from Nick Bando that forced a fielder's choice allowing Trevor Bloom (3-for-4) to score. But the lead was short lived when the bottom of the eight started out with a hit batter, leading to a four run, five hit clincher for the Mustangs.

Kevin Keefe took the loss for the Hawks, while TMC's Tyler Bersano went a complete game giving up 4 runs on 11 hits. He struck out five of the 36 batters he faced. SDC's starter Adair Robles gave a solid 7 innings, striking out 7. TMC racked up 3 runs on 8 hits against Robles.

In game two the Hawks struggled offensively posting only 1 run and three hits off of TMC starter Charlie Gillies in the first six innings. SDC's starter, sophomore righty Brock Heerdt went eight innings with eight strikeouts, but also gave up four runs on eight hits to the Mustangs. The game had three homeruns, two from TMC and one from Trevor Bloom who went 2-for-4 with an RBI (5-9, 2 RBI). Senior Dominic Neocoechea doubled in senior Joe Cuttone in the fourth for the Hawks other run.

Heerdt was tagged with the loss, Gillies with the win, and James Scott pitched three innings and was credited with the save. Scott faced 11 batters, striking out three, giving up a run and a hit.

The Master's College comes to Stars Field on Saturday (Feb. 26) to close out the series starting at 11:00am. Because rain is in the forecast around Saturday's game time check the SDCC baseball schedule and/or the athletic Twitter (@sdccathletics) for updates in case of postponement.

Team Effort in 2nd GSAC Win

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Photo by Mark C. Cooley Photography
Tues., Feb. 22, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- In a nail biter, the Hawks (8-21, 2-17 GSAC) pulled out the overtime win 83-77 on Tuesday night over the Vanguard University (17-20, 4-15 GSAC) Lions for their second GSAC win.

As it turned out, SDC's senior night was not only a celebration for the graduating five, but a spoiler for the VU clinch of a GSAC conference play off berth. Vanguard, prior to Tuesday, was in a three-way tie for a chance at the playoffs.

The win wasn't a walk in the park for SDC, who nearly fell victim to the Lions late second half comeback. SDC, after being down 32-29 at the half, held a single digit lead up until the final 18 seconds of the second half when VU's Chris Pynch hit a three that sent the game into overtime. SDC shot well from the field, (15-32), but the fouls gave VU the free throw advantage, collecting 17 points off of their 21 times at the line. By games end, they would have 25 points from 31 free throw attempts.

In the OT, SDC was near perfect, hitting 3-3 from the field, one three from Jason Starr [pictured above] and 8-9 free throws. Junior guard Benji Arvizu hit four clutch free throws at the end of the high energy overtime to ice the team win for SDC. Arvizu was 10-12 from the free throw line and 4-5 from the field for 18 points. He added five rebounds, three assists and a steal as well.

Starr kept the Hawks a float throughout the game with his momentum killing three's (4-8 3FG) finishing with 19 points (7-13 FG), 2 rebounds and two steals. Fellow senior Tyler Mutton, had three assists and 2 steals to accompany two blocks on the same play.

SDC goes on to Azusa Pacific University's campus on Saturday (Feb. 26) night to close out their season. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm.

Hawks Tumble 70-39 to No. 16 VU

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Tues., Feb. 22, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The Vanguard University (16-9, 12-7 GSAC) Lions stunned San Diego Christian (8-19, 3-16 GSAC) on Senior Night (Tues.), handing them a 70-39 loss to complement the Hawks Saturday upset over No. 21 Westmont College.

Vanguard's firey defense had the Hawks on their toes from the tipoff, but the game remained close up to the 5 minute mark. By the end of the half, VU had forced 14 SDC turnovers and hit five three's on their way to the 37-27 score. SDC's 9-30 shooting from the floor and three 3-point shots left room for second half improvement.

Unfortunately, there was a shortage on the floor for SDC in the second as they shot a mere 4-28, hitting no three's and hitting 4 of 7 from the line. VU on the other hand, continued to find the games point leader (21pts, 8-16FG, 5-7FT), Molly Pfohl under the basket stretching their lead to a game ending 31 points. Pfohl also had 8 rebounds and an assist.

For the Hawks, freshmen Jermani Daniels pulled down a team season high 12 rebounds and Heather Serven had the Hawks point high with 9 points, going 3-4 from downtown.

The Lady Hawks honored their lone senior, Melissa Villalobos [pictured above] who has been a member of the SDC squad for two years. In both years she was ranked nationally in steals and steals per game.

San Diego Christian wraps up their season on Saturday night against the No. 3 Azusa Pacific University Cougars in Azusa, California. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:30pm PST.


Records Set in Loss to Westmont

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jstarrimg2Sat., Feb. 19, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- San Diego Christian (7-21, 1-17 GSAC) fell 92-86 to the Westmont College (20-7, 12-6 GSAC) Warriors on a rainy Saturday night in El Cajon. The game, controlled by fouls, yielded 61 total called fouls setting a record high 4 foul outs for SDC and 61 total points out of the 77 free throws taken. Westmont was thankful for the 42 (79.2%) points from free throw opportunities, one of the only few catergories they lead in.

For SDC, Senior Jason Starr closed out the game with 19 points (5-12 FG, 4-10 3FG, 5-5 FT) 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Senior Aaron Felix, who led SDC in the first half with 14 points, finished with 18 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3FG, 3-4 FT) 3 rebounds and an assist. Junior Tim Sanders had the team high 6 rebounds for SDC also adding 12 points.

The Warriors held a consistent high pressure hustle on both sides of the court, forcing SDC to step up their game from the tipoff. A 43-40 halftime score was the product of a collective 28 points off of 34 free throw attempts and around 44% shooting from both teams.
The second half was an even match up with the exception of the unusual number of free throws. SDc was 44.1% (15-34) from the field and 7-14 from downtown. Even the addition of the 81.8% shooting from the line (9-11) wasn't enough to keep up with the foul rate.

WC's Preston Branson finished with 25 points, going 7-14 from the field and a solid 11-11 at the free throw line and Blake Bender had 23 points (6-9 FG 11-14 FT), 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

SDC wraps up their 2010-2011 home games on Tuesday (Feb. 22) night against Vanguard University. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30pm with Senior Night also taking place. Five seniors, Aaron Felix, Paul Wolf, Jason Starr, Viktor Asaciovas, and Tyler Mutton will be honored at the game.

Lady Hawks Upset No. 21 Warriors

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brob2Sat., Feb. 19, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College (8-18, 3-15 GSAC) Lady Hawks laid down an upset win over the No. 21 Westmont College (19-7, 11-7 GSAC) Warriors on Saturday night, bumping WC to a tie for fourth in the GSAC with Vanguard University. SDC's Brittany Robinson [pictured left] (14.1ppg) topped out at 21 points (7-13 FG, 3-7 3FG, 4-5 FT), 6 assists, 3 steals and 3 rebounds in the win.

SDC lead by 6 at one point despite four turnovers on key possessions early on. Westmont was never far behind in the close match up seeing 8 ties and 7 lead changes in the first. WC's Angel Blanco, who had 19 points (7-14 FG, 5-7 FT) and 9 rebounds by games end, bucketed 5 points in the final two minutes to give the Warriors a 37-36 lead going into the half.

Robinson was the point leader in the half in SDC's 40.0% (12-30) shooting and improved 10-12 shooting from the line.

SDC gave the lead up only once in the second half, carrying a single digit lead through to the 77-71 win. SDC hit 5 three's in the second and 10-13 free throws edging out WC's 13-33 from the field.

The next game for the Hawks takes place on Tuesday (Feb. 22) at SDC's Ryan Athletic Center. Senior Melissa Villalobos will be honored as a part of Senior Night as the Hawks close out their 2010-11 season home games against Vanguard University.

Second Half Surge Give CBU Win

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barvizuimgTues., Feb. 15, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Riverside, Calif. -- The California Baptist University (14-12, 8-9 GSAC) Lancers pulled away in the second half for the 67-50 win over the San Diego Christian College (7-20, 1-16 GSAC) Hawks on Tuesday night.

SDC hit shots early, taking an 11-6 lead at 13:45, but shortly after the Lancer's began raining three point shots. CBU was 12-28 (42.9%) with 4 of their 5 three pointers coming from Justus Von Wright, who totaled 18 points and 5 rebounds on their way to the 34-29 halftime score.

Three Hawks closed out the half with 5 points a piece as a part of the 50% (12-24) shooting.

Out of the half, SDC took a small lead, 38-34 but let it slip away to a ten point CBU advantage. SDC would come within two of the tie at 49-47 with 9:17 to go, but CBU's finish left the Hawks down by 17 at the final buzzer. Cal Bap shot 50% (12-24) in the second half, 46.2% overall to SDC's second half 7-25.

In going 3-5 from the field, 1-1 from downtown and 4-5 at the line, Benji Arvizu [pictured left] held the point high for the Hawks with 11. Arvizu also had the team high 5 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist. Other team leaders included senior Tyler Mutton with 4 assists and Calvin Seaberry with 5 rebounds as well.

CBU's Von Wright pocketed a double-double with 10 rebounds, 26 points (9-15 FG, 5-7 3PT) 3 steals and an assist.

SDC's next game and second to last home game takes place on Saturday, February 19 against Westmont College.

Win Goes to No. 7 CBU

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Tues., Feb. 15, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Riverside, Calif. -- A second half run brought the Hawks (7-18, 2-15 GSAC) within 12 points, but the No. 7 California Baptist University (20-7, 13-4 GSAC) Lancers dashed SDC's hopes for a third GSAC win with a 84-72 win on Tuesday night.

Right off the tip-off the Lancers determined the games tempo, kicking out a 21-4 run. The margin produced in those opening minutes sustained the Lancers throughout the game, helping them first to a 48-24 halftime score. SDC was only 6-24 (25.0%) from the floor and 11-14 at the line, while CBU shot 20-35 (57.1%) and 4-12 from downtown.

Improvement on the Hawks side (16-31, 51.6%) cut the CBU lead to 10 with 10:02 to go (63-53) in the second, but the Lancers kicked back into gear, closing out the half with 56% shooting (14-25). By games end, SDC had seen 28 free throw chances off of CBU's 23 team fouls for 21 points.

Senior Melissa Villalobos (6-14 FG, 2-4 3PT) and junior Brittany Robinson (5-13 FG, 5 asst) both ended with 16 points and 4 rebounds. CBU had four double-digit point earners totaling 60 points and 2 players with 10 or more rebounds.

The Hawks host No. 21 Westmont College on Saturday (Feb. 19) afternoon at 5:30pm.

No. 18 BU Takes Homecoming Contest

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jstarrimgSat., Feb. 12, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College (7-19, 1-15 GSAC) 40th anniversary celebration was continued on Saturday afternoon with the Hawks GSAC contest against the No. 18 Biola University (22-4, 12-4 GSAC) Eagles. Unfortunately, the Hawks were defeated 67-45.

In the effort, top scorers Jason Starr [pictured left] and Tim Sanders (4-8 FG) combined for 19 points and junior forward Calvin Seaberry had a team high 7 rebounds.

SDC held the lead for the first eight minutes, but it wasn't long before BU shook off the pressure and pushed out to a 15 point lead, taking a 32-19 score into the locker room. SDC struggled from the floor, hitting only 7-23 (30.4%) and a rare 1-10 from the three, quite a deviation from their 39.9% per game avearge. Biola put up a 45.2 shooting percentage (14-31) from the floor led by Josh Miller who was 6-8 for 13 points.

BU built on their 13 point difference throughout the half, leading by as many as 27 with 5:22 to go. The Hawks shooting (10-25 FG, 40.0%) was an improvment from first half totals, but not enough to put a significant dent in the Eagles lead. BU was 11-25 from the field and 11-16 at the line in the second. By games end, the Eagles out rebounded SDC 39-27 and forced 14 SDC turnovers.

California Baptist is SDC's next opponent. They'll be traveling to Riverside on Tuesday, February 12, to take on the Lancers starting at 7:30pm.

Second Half Woes

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hservenimgSat., Feb. 12, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- Saturday was a day filled with Homecoming festivity as San Diego Christian (7-17, 2-14 GSAC) celebrated their 40th anniversary as an institution. As a part of the celebration, the Hawks hosted No. 9 Biola University (20-5, 12-4 GSAC) here the Eagles won 80-70. Freshman Heather Serven [pictured left] (5-10 FG) had 16 points in the loss, hitting 4 of 8 three's.

The Hawks had a steady lead in the first half of the first, keeping ahead of BU with chances at the line (11-16 FT) off of the Eagles 12 team fouls. BU had caught up with SDC with 4 minutes remaning to tie the game at 28-27, but they failed to build upon their new found lead at that time. Four free throws from Serven and guard Jasmin Thomas put SDC up by 1 going into the half. Biola was 16-29 from the floor with Jessilyn Conicelli leading their way with 14 points (7-10), 11 rebounds and 2 assists. For the Hawks, Brittany Robinson who averages 13.7 points per game, led with 9 points (3-7 FG) in the collective 10-22 showing from the floor.

Refreshed from half, BU recaptured the lead around the 15 minute mark with SDC right on their tail. At 6:23, Eagles contributor Christina Barclay joined one of her teammates with 4 personal fouls. Shortly after that, Serven's fourth three tied the game at 63. The energy that came from Serven's three was quickly snapped by contining connections with Barclay in paint. SDC resorted to three point attempts, but only hit 5-15 in the half. BU would take a 10 point lead (77-67) with a minute remaining, also finishing with a ten point lead, 80-70.

Thomas (5-11 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-4 FT), Robinson (4-11 FG, 2-7 3PT, 2-2FT) and Melissa Villalobos (4-9FG, 2-7 3PT, 2-2 FT) also finished in double-digits, contributing 36 points. Other team leaders included forward Jermani Daniels with 6 rebounds and Thomas with 4 assists. BU's Conicelli finished with a stunning 22 points (10-15FG), 19 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block.

San Diego Christian travels to Riverside on Tuesday (Feb. 15) against No. 5 California Baptist University. Tip-off at Cal Bap is scheduled for 5:30pm.

Buzzer Beater Sinks SDC

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Tues., Feb. 8, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
San Diego, Calif. -- Point Loma Nazarene University (13-11, 9-6 GSAC) pulled out the last second layup to take the win out of the Hawks (7-18, 1-14 GSAC) hands on Tuesday night, 72-71.

The Hawks, who were down the first 19 minutes of the first, capitalized on PLNU turnovers and captured a three point lead before the half on a three from Aaron Felix (15 pt, 5-13 FG, 4-8 3PT). Senior Tyler Mutton lead the Hawks to the 45-44 halftime score with 13 points, going 5-6 from the field and 3-4 from downtown. He would finish with 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-5 3PT).

Great shooting on the court left PLNU 16-25 (64%) from the floor, with 5 three in ten attempts. SDC on the other hand, was 17-30, hitting 8 of 15 threes (53.3%). Loma was 7-10 from the line.

The slipping began when SDC reached an 8 point lead (63-55) with 10:14 on the clock. The Sea Lions gained some footing, retaking the lead with 5:28 to go at 64-63. The final minutes were a scramble to be the last team on top at the buzzer. To the Hawks demise, a layup from PLNU's Marek Klassen erased the one point lead SDC had gained on two free throws from junior Benji Arvizu with 13 seconds to go.

SDC's shooting dropped to 34.8% (8-23), 47.2% overall, hitting 11 three's by games end. Arvizu contributed 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 FT) and Calvin Seaberry had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

San Diego Christian hosts Biola University as a part of the 40th year anniversary celebration on February 12 (Sat.) with a game time scheduled for 4:00pm.

Sea Lions Block Win from Hawks

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Tues., Feb. 8, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
San Diego, Calif. -- Yet another tough loss came down on San Diego Christian College (7-16, 2-13 GSAC) on Tuesday night as they fell 55-49 to crosstown rival Point Loma Nazarene University (10-13, 5-10 GSAC).

Junior forward Juanita Lewis was 4-10 from the field and 1-1 on the three for 11 points and 7 rebounds. Junior guard's Brittany Robinson (4-11 FG, 3-6 3PT) and Jasmin Thomas (4-11 FG, 2-3 FT) both finished with 10 points. Thomas had 3 assists to her name as well.

A neck and neck first half had PLNU closing out with the 28-27 lead. SDC struggled from the field, shooting 32.1%, but stayed in contention with the 38.7% (12-31) shooting Sea Lions with the three (4-11) and free throws (5-8). The half had a total of 9 fouls, 3 for SDC and 6 for Loma, yielding only 10 total free throw attempts.

Robinson was 3-4 for 9 points in the first and Villalobos brought down 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists. Loma's first half point leader was Abby Boorman (4-9 FG) with 8 points and 5 rebounds.

SDC led for a five minute stretch in the heart of the second half, but four blocks from Boorman had a hand in shutting down the Hawks offense. The Hawks shot 8-30 (26.7%) in the second and 29.3% overall.

PLNU was 23-57 (40.4%) and 6-10 at the line while SDC was 9-14 from the charity stripe and 6-20 (30.0%) from downtown.

PLNU's Crissa Jackson finished w 18 points (7-14 FG, 3-4 FT), 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Boorman closed out with 15 rebounds, 13 points and 6 blocks.

San Diego Christian hosts Biola University as a part of the 40th year anniversary celebration on February 12 (Sat.) at 2:00pm. 

First Season Win, 9-4 Over LSU

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mbando1Mon., Feb. 7, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- The Hawks snagged their first win on Monday, 9-4, over the La Sierra University Golden Eagles (0-4 AII). LSU remains winless this season and San Diego Christian improves to 1-3 overall.

The first of a two game series started with a walk sandwiched between two hits in the first. The Hawks would bring two of the three runners home on back to back sacrifice flies from Trevor Bloom and Nick Bando. LSU answered in the third on two, two out, deep triples from David Fernandez and Kenneth Curiel to come within one at 3-2. SDC starter Greg Joseph went 2.2 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits striking out one.

SDC came back with some insurance runs in the third on Bloom's (1-3, 2 RBI) first triple of the season. He would later score a wild pitch from LSU starting pitcher Aaron Opsvig (5.1 ip, 13 h, 9 r).

A pair of great defensive plays at third from Bloom in top of the fifth stifled the LSU threat keeping the 6-2 score intact until SDC added three in the sixth (9-2). The Golden Eagles tacked on one in the 7th and 8th but SDC still pulled out the win.

Reliever Brandon James (1-0) went four innings giving up 2 hits, a run, walked two, and struck out two in the win.

Senior infielder Mike Bando [pictured above] was 3 for 4 with 2 singles and a double and centerfielder Taylor Maddox rounded out the day going 3 for 3 with 3 singles and 2 runs. Christopher Pascual went 2-3 and Victor Martinez (2-4) posted a double and three RBI's in the win.

The Hawks finished with 15 hits while LSU charted a season high, 8.

La Sierra next hosts SDC on Thursday (Feb. 10) in Riverside for a 2:00pm game.

Starr With 20 in Loss

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jstarr3Sat., Feb. 5, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Fresno, Calif. -- Senior Jason Starr [pictured left] (10.6 ppg) netted 20 points along with senior Aaron Felix's (12.0 ppg) 18, but still come up short against the 15-8 Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds (8-6 GSAC). The 72-65 final score puts the Hawks at 7-17 overall and 1-13 in the GSAC.

Fresno yieled an early lead to the Hawks (11-9 in the 7th minute of play on a three by Starr, who would hit 6 of 7 by games end. SDC would hold a lead through the half to the 30-27 halftime score. SDC's bench did the work in the first, scoring 23 of their thirty points contributing to the 38.5% (10-26) shooting from the field. SDC was 7-15 from downtown (45.7%) in the first, splitting the work between Tyler Mutton (2), Felix (2) and Starr (3). FPU hit a mere 8 of 23 attempts in the first, but hit 9 of 12 at the line off of SDC's 11 personal fouls.

The second half opened with shakey footing for SDC as Fresno mounted a comeback to take a 52-50 lead with 7:09 to go. From there, SDC hit an occassional free throw or three pointer, but watched FPU's 22 appearances at the line for 18 points help them finish out to the 72-65 win.

FPU shot 48.0% (12-25) in the second to SDC's 11-24 (45.8%) and out rebound SDC 16 to 8. Fresno's free throws (27-34) made the definite difference in an otherwise even game.

Starr (7-8 FG, 6-7 3Pt) added 2 rebounds and 2 steals to his nightly totals. Junior Calvin Seaberry had the team high 6 rebounds and Benji Arvizu topped the Hawks assists with 5 and blocks with 2. FPU's Jordan Wild was 6-8 from the field, 5 of 6 at the line and had 3 steals. He racked up the double-double with 10 rebounds and 18 points.

SDC goes across town to Point Loma Nazarene University on Tuesday (Feb. 8) for their next game. The tip-off is scheduled to take place at 7:30pm following the women's game.

CSUSM Squeaks Out With Both

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hawkshatSat., Feb. 5, 2011 [Box 1][Box 2][Season Box]
Escondido, Calif. -- Cal State San Marcos (6-1 AII) continued their winning streak on Saturday in a double-header over the Hawks (0-3, 0-0 GSAC) 5-3 and 8-7.

SDC struck first one a lead off double to left from sophomore Taylor Maddox (1-5, 1 RBI). Maddox advanced to third on a single from Mike Bando, who went 2 for 4 in game one, then came home on a wild pitch from CSUSM starter Matt Kretchmer. Kretchmer lasted through 5.1 innings for the Cougars, held responsible for 2 of the Hawks three runs and 7 of their 9 hits.

Kretchmer made his exit on a 2 run SDC 6th in which senior left fielder Ryan Inverso singled in Brian Charnock for his lone RBI on the game. Things ran relatively smooth through the CSUSM 6th, but their 7th inning rotation tallied three hits off of the Hawks for three runs to take a 4-3 lead. The Cougars would tack on one more in the bottom of the 8th to seal the 5-3 win.

Sophomore starter Brock Heerdt took the loss for SDC going 6.2 innings giving up 4 runs on 6 hits, striking out 6. Senior Dominic Neocoechea was also 2 for 4 for the Hawks and Kevin Silvett, was a solid 3 for 4 for CSUSM.

Game two came down to the final half inning, despite the five run, five hit CSUSM second off of Hawks starter Tyler Sanborn. Sanborn made it out of the inning, but departed from the game giving up 8 hits and five runs, four of them earned. SDC put two on the board in the third, one off of Inverso's RBI double down the right field line and the other off of a single from newcomer Trevor Bloom.

Hawks pitching held the Cougar offense to one hit in the third and fourth, tacking on a run of their own in the fourth. A run a piece in the following innning brought the score to a 6-6 tie going into the 7th. SDC rallied for three runs on three hits, helped out by an error on the Cougars second baseman. It looked as if SDC would pull out their first win of 2011 when disaster struck in the form of a RBI double and single for the CSUSM win.

Senior Luis Perez was handed the loss in the 7th for the Hawks, pitching a total of 1.2 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits, striking out one. Johnny Omahen received the win in the last innning for CSUSM allowing one hit and striking out one.

Inverso finished 4 for 7 with 2 RBIs, followed by Maddox's 3 for 8 and 2 RBIs. Silvett was 5-8 with one double.

CSUSM will come to play the fourth game of the series on March 1 at Stars Field in Lakeside, but the Hawks next game takes place Monday at Stars Field against the La Sierra University Golden Eagles. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00pm.

Downed 78-62 By Sunbirds

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Sat., Feb. 5, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Fresno, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College was downed 78-62 on Saturday to give Fresno Pacific University their first GSAC win of the 2011 season. Fresno improves to 8-16 overall and SDC drops to 2-12 in the GSAC and 7-15 overall.

SDC and FPU hovered within points of eachother through the 10 minute mark (14-13 SDC) until a five point streak from Sunbird Callie Rohrbacker set FPU on their way to a 36-23 halftime score.

Junior guard Brittany Robinson had 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt) to lead the Hawks in their 30.8% shooting from the field (8-26). FPU was 16-29 from the field (55.2%) with Jessica Torrecillas putting up 11 points (5-6 FG). The Hawks kept their first half fouls to a minimum, sending FPU to the line only 3 times.

The opening of the second half didn't fair well for the Hawks, with FPU bounding out to a 48-28 with 15:00 remaining. SDC would come within 12 at a few points in the final three minutes, but the FPU 61.1% shooting (11-18) and half 17-20 free throw shots made it difficult for SDC to mount a comeback. SDC shot 46.7% in the half and 39.7% overall, hitting 23-58 and a mere 12-25 at the line (48.6%).

SDC had a hard time getting their hands on rebounds, watching FPU out rebounded them 25-8 in the first and 21-10 in the second. The Hawks did force 20 turnovers out of the Sunbirds, collecting 10 teams steals.

Robinson closed out with 15 points, 3 rebounds and an assist, while freshman Jermani Daniels was 6-9 from the field for 13 points, but only 1 of 6 at the line. She had 2 steals and a rebound. Senior Melissa Villalobos was the last Hawk in double-digit points with 10 (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT). Junior Juanita Lewis had a team high 4 steals on the night.

The Hawks play 25 minutes down the highway at Point Loma Nazarene University on Tuesday (Feb. 8) for their next match up. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30pm in Point Loma.

Hawks Drop Season Opener

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Fri., Feb. 4, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- San Diego Christian (0-1, 0-0 GSAC) hoped to bring a winning start to the 2011 season on Friday, but Cal State San Marcos (4-1 AII) wrapped up the first of the four game series, 13-4.

It started off promising as junior righty Adair Robles (2-3, made his SDC debut striking out lead off Victor Serna and holding the then two hit Cougars scoreless in the first thanks to an inning ending double play. Senior Gus Hernandez doubled down the left field line to get things going in the second for SDC and Joe Cuttone roped the sixth pitch of his at bat into left to complete Hernandez's work for a 1-0 lead.

An unfortunate turn of events in the top of the third yielded 5 runs on 4 hits to give CSUSM a 5-1 lead. Robles recorded 3 strikeouts in his 3 innings.

Senior Marco Solis took over in the fourth, getting two quick outs, but CSUSM streaked for three consecutive singles and an intentional walk to load the bases. Two walks, a past ball and a double later, CSUSM cleared the bases making it 8-1 before senior Austin Minton closed the wound with an inning ending strikeout.

A two base knock from Hernandez finished clearing the bases in the eighth for three runs (11-4). Two more in the 9th would close out the 13-4 win for San Marcos.

SDC's Hernandez (2-3, 2 RBI) and Cuttone (2-4, 1 RBI) were the Hawks to producers. Robles gave up 6 hits, allowing 5 runs in the loss in the loss for SDC (0-1) and Johnny Holtman went 7 innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits facting 27 batters. CSUSM's Kyle Secciani was 3-5 and Austin Coleman and Trent Jemmett were also 2-3, helping out the Cougars finished the game with 15 hits and one error.

San Diego Christian goes to Escondido tomorrow, Saturday (Feb. 5) for a double header match up against the Cougars. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 11:00am at the Cougars new home stadium.

Versatile No. 2 CUI Captures Win

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Tues., Feb. 1, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The 21-2 Concordia University Eagles who have slowly climbed through the NAIA top 5 since the start of the season, showed why they sit at the No. 2 ranking on Tuesday night as they had five players finish with double-digit points in the defeat of San Diego Christian College, 91-66.

SDC didn't put up poor numbers, it came down to Concordia continuing to hit shot after shot to nullify the dent SDC would make in their lead. CUI was 19-35 (54.3%) in the first with a high pressure defense and hard working, quick offense. Their speed forced SDC to make poor decisions in the first, resulting in shooting 10-24 and turning the ball over 13 times. Senior Tyler Mutton hit the Hawks lone three for SDC, finishing out the half with 5 points.

The 43-23 lead CUI took into the second slowly increased over the twenty minute period as Eagles Taylor King went 6-6 from the field and 3-3 at the line for 16 points. He would finish with 22 points and three rebounds. SDC showed an improvement from the first, shooting 17 of 33 (51.5%) and 6-10 from three point range, scoring just five points less than CUI in the half. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to make an imprint on the game final score.

Senior Tyler Mutton was 5-10 from the field, 4-6 from the three for 14 points. Junior Benji Arvizu added 13 points (6-10 FG) with two rebounds and 2 assists and Senior Paul Wolf pulled down 7 of SDC's 30 game rebounds.

San Diego Christian makes the trip to Fresno Pacific University on Saturday (Feb. 5) to play the Sunbirds in a 4:00pm match up for their next game.

Board Domination Hands Hawks Loss

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Tues., Feb. 1, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The Hawks hard time from downtown and at the free throw line wrote the 71-57 win for the now 6-6 GSAC Concordia University Eagles (11-7, 6-6 GSAC) on Tuesday night.

Two Hawks, senior guard Melissa Villalobos and junior guard Brittany Robinson closed out the night with 13 points a piece. Robinson (4-12 FG, 5-10 FT) also had 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assits to her name.

SDC had the lead for a portion of the opening minutes, but Concordia used their chances at the line to close the small gap and overtake SDC to a short lead half way through the first. The Hawks first half fouls put the Eagles into bonus with nine minutes to go. CUI would hit 12 of 16 free throws, while SDC would see the line 7 times for 6 points on the way to the 35-29 halftime score.

The three point shot, the Hawks bread and butter on most occasions, was 1-8 in the first, with SDC shooting an overall 34.4% from the field. CUI wasn't much better, 10-26, but Nicole Fu's two three's (16.9ppg) helped distance the two teams as they started fresh in the second half.

Concordia owned the boards, especially the offensive, pulling down 10 offensive rebounds, nine between two rebound leaders, Cheyenne Wallace (15 reb) and Karen Carney (13 reb) who average 7.1 and 6.0 rebounds per game respectively. The Hawks cold shooting at the line (13-20) and from three point range (2-12) helped CUI gain the adavantage, despite their improved yet below 50% shooting from the field in the half.

Final numbers had SDC shooting 37.5% (21-56) and CUI 24-59 (40.7%).

San Diego Christian makes the long trek up to Fresno Pacific University to play the Sunbirds on Saturday (Feb. 5) afternoon at 2:00pm. 

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