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Lady Hawks Roll to Ninth Straight Win

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CC_GSACFri., Dec 30th, 2011 [box score]
Santa Barbara, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team wrapped up the non-conference portion of their schedule in fine fashion with a dominating 79-41 victory over Pacific Union College in the GSAC Classic hosted by Westmont College.

The win is SDC’s ninth straight win and 12th win in 13 games. The Lady Hawks are now 12-2 overall.

The Lady Hawks forced 37 Pioneer turnovers that led to 35 points in a game that saw SDC hold a lead of over 40 points in second half before ending the game with a 38 point advantage.

SDC never trailed, starting the game on a 9-0 run and scoring 26 points before PUC reached double figures. Hannah Miller (pictured left) had 13 first half points to pace SDC, including hitting 4-4 from the field. The Lady Hawks’ stretched their lead to 23 on a Miller jumper with :38 remaining in the half. The margin would remain the same heading into the locker room with SDC up 42-19.

The second half was a continuation of the first, with the Lady Hawks in control. SDC rolled out a 21-3 run over a nine minute stretch midway through the half to double the Pioneers’ score. The Lady Hawks cruised the rest of the way to the victory.

The Lady Hawks had a balanced attack with 10 players scoring. Miller led SDC with 19 points and Juanita Lewis had 12 points. As a team, SDC had 20 steals and 19 assists while forcing PUC into a 27.7% shooting night from the field.

The Lady Hawks pick up GSAC play on Tuesday, January 3rd down the 8 freeway at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Lady Hawks Grab Road Win

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CC_GSACTue., Dec 20th, 2011 [box score]
Redding, Calif. -- On their longest road trip of the season, the San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team defeated Simpson University on Tuesday evening, 80-69. In a team win, The Lady Hawks saw four players score in double figures and dish out 32 assists as a team.

The Lady Hawks are winners in nine of their last ten games, including five straight. On the season, the win moves SDC to 9-2.

The game started out tight, with the score knotted at 12-12 seven minutes into the game. The Lady Hawks would go on a 16-6 run over the next 10:00 to push the lead into double figures. SU battled back and cut the lead to 32-25 on a last second tip-in as the first half clock ran out.

SDC put the game out of reach with a hot shooting second half. The Lady Hawks were 18-29 (62.1%) from the field in the second frame, while holding the Red Hawks to 14-35 shooting.

The Lady Hawks were led by Brittany Daniel (pictured left) with 20 points. Jasmin Thomas added 13 points and dished out 11 assists to collect the double-double. Hannah Miller chipped in with 13 points off the bench and Heather Serven had 11 points.

SDC shot 54.2% (32-59) from the field for the game and won the rebounding battle 35-31. In addition, the Lady Hawks forced 29 turnovers and had 28 team steals.

SDC continues their Northern California road trip at William Jessup University on Wednesday, December 21st at 3:00pm.

Lady Hawks Take Road Win from CSUSB

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CC_GSACWed., Dec 14th, 2011 [box score]
San Bernardino, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College Lady Hawks basketball team continued their early season success, defeating NCAA Division II Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday night 71-65. The game was considered an exhibition for SDCC, but counted as regular season game for the Coyotes.

SDCC rallied behind leading scorers Brittany Robinson (pictured left) and Brittany Daniel, who combined for almost half of the Lady Hawks' points. The win is the first for SDCC in the previous eight meetings against the Coyotes, who are coming off an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Tournament last season.

SDCC fell behind early, but fought back and took the lead on a Brittany Daniel jumper with 12:13 left in the first half. That bucket was part of a 14-2 run that put The Lady Hawks in front for good. CSUSB cut the lead to 26-22 with 6:40 remaining in the first half. SDCC responded with an 11-4 to close out the first half with a 37-26 lead.

SDCC used nine offensive rebounds to tack on 14 second chance points in the first half.

The Coyotes started to piece a comeback together in the second half, going on a 15-5 run to cut the lead to 49-47 with 9:34 to play. SDCC countered with a pair of free throws from Robinson and a jumper from Jasmin Thomas.

The Coyotes came right back with a pair of buckets to slice the league down to two again. The Lady Hawks promptly stretched the lead out on consecutive three pointers from Hannah Miller and Heather Serven off assists from Thomas. SDCC built the lead back up to double digits with just over two minutes left in the game on a pair of free throws from Thomas.

CSUSB scored the next seven points, leaving SDCC up 67-64. Miller converted the front end of a 1 and 1 with 1:02 remaining. On the miss, Serven grabbed the offensive rebound for SDCC and was fouled. Serven knocked down both free throws to put the game away.

Robinson led SDCC with 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Daniel added 17 points and 7 assists. Thomas chipped in with 12 points and Serven had 8 points and 7 rebounds.

The Lady Hawks’ defense forced CSUSB into a poor shooting night, only shooting 32.8% (22-67) from the field.

SDCC welcomes Menlo College to campus on Saturday, December 17th for a 5:30 tip off.

Lady Hawks Win Third Straight

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CC_GSACSat., Dec 10th, 2011 [box score]
El Cajon, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team continued their early season success on Saturday evening, defeating the University of La Verne for the second time in five days 57-46. The win moves SDCC to 7-2 overall on the early season.

Both teams struggled early, with ULV clinging to an 8-7 lead at the 13:39 minute mark; however, the Leopards would not score the rest of the first half. SDCC would close out the first half on a 15-0 run to head into the locker room with a 22-8 lead. Both teams struggled from the field in the first half, with the SDCC shooting 33.3% (9-27) and ULV shooting a dismal 8.3% (3-36).

The Leopards came out of the locker room and went on a 13-6 run to cut the Lady Hawks lead to 28-21. SDCC responded with buckets from Brittany Robinson and Sabrina Jimenez (pictured left) to push the lead back into double digits. The closest ULV would get was six at 36-30, but the Lady Hawks refused to let the lead slip any further and closed the game out matching ULV bucket for bucket down the stretch.

The Lady Hawks were led by Brittany Daniel with 14 points. Michelle Gonzalez gave the Lady Hawks a huge lift off the bench with 10 points and also grabbed 9 rebounds from the point guard position. Robinson added 9 points and Jasmin Thomas chipped in 8 points, including drilling a jumper as time expired in the first half. Jermani Stewart continued to control the glass with 11 rebounds. 


For the game, SDCC shot 36.7% from the field, and only connected on 1-16 three point attempts. The Lady Hawks also grabbed 50 team rebounds.

The Lady Hawks head to Cal State San Bernardino for an exhibition contest on Wednesday, December 14th at 5:30

Lady Hawks Use Balanced Attack to Defeat La Verne

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CC_GSACMon., Dec 5th, 2011 [box score]
La Verne, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team blew open a close game at halftime by dropping 44 second half points in route to a 80-64 win over the University of La Verne on Monday night. The win pushes the Lady Hawks to 6-2 overall (1-1 in the GSAC).

SDCC jumped out quickly to an 8-0 lead, but the Leopards kept fighting back and kept the score throughout the first half. The Lady Hawks were plagued by 16 first half turnovers which kept La Verne in the game. The Leopards also got 23 bench points in the first half and SDCC went into the locker room up 36-34.

The second half saw SDCC jump out on a 13-2 run to start the half. The Lady Hawks saw the lead diminish to three at the 12:29 mark, but SDCC responded with an 18-0 run over the next 5:30 to put the game out of reach. The closest the Leopards would get again is the final margin of 80-64 when the clock expired at game’s end.

SDCC had a balanced attack, led by Brittany Robinson (picture left) with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Jermani Stewart added 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Heather Serven had 13 points and Sabrina Jiminez had 10 points. Hannah Miller also had 9 points for the Lady Hawks.

SDCC shot 50% from the field (28-56) and had 24 team assists. In addition, the Lady Hawks shot 15-25 from the field in the second half to put the game away. For the game, SDCC got to the foul line 30 times, converting 17 of the opportunities.

The Lady Hawks continue their season on Saturday, December 10th at home versus La Verne University.

Lady Hawks Capture First GSAC Win

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CC_GSACSat., Dec 3rd, 2011 [box score]
El Cajon, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball had a disappointing conference opener on Tuesday night. SDCC responded to defeat The Master’s College 67-62 at home on Saturday night.

The Lady Hawks even their conference record to 1-1 and move to 5-2 overall. TMC falls to 0-1 in the GSAC and 5-4 overall.

“This was a huge game for us and really sets the tone for the rest of the season,” said Head Coach Kelsey Dillon. “We needed this win after the loss to Concordia. We can go through the rest of our non-conference schedule with confidence and know that we can compete with the GSAC teams come January.”

SDCC start out strong in the first half. After falling behind 3-2, the Lady Hawks never trailed again in the game. SDCC slowly built their lead and used a late 13-5 run, including a pair of free throws from Brittany Robinson and a three point play from Jermani Stewart (pictured left) with less than a minute left, to stretch the lead to 37-26 at halftime.

Coming out of the locker room, Robinson drilled a three pointer off an assist from Heather Serven to give SDCC their biggest lead of the game at 40-26. The Mustangs slowly chipped away at the Lady Hawks lead, and went on a 15-6 run over a seven minute stretch to tie the game at 54-54.

The Lady Hawks then turned to Junior Brittany Daniel. Daniel, limited in the first half due to foul trouble, took control over the next four possessions. On those four possessions, Daniel scored seven points and had an assist to Serven, and gave the Lady Hawks the lead for good. TMC responded with a three pointer to cut the lead to 63-62, but a pair of free throws from Jermani Stewart after her eigth offensive rebound of the game moved SDCC up three, and free throws from Jasmin Thomas and Robinson put the game out of reach.

The Hawks were led by Daniel with 25 points. Stewart was a force inside, scoring 15 points and hauling in 16 rebounds, including 8 offensive boards. Robinson added 11 points.

“We are really excited about getting our first GSAC win,” said Stewart. “This will help us in the upcoming GSAC season.”

“We are always looking to improve and there are things that we need to work on, but this was a great win for us.”

SDCC now heads into the rest of their non-conference schedule for the rest of December.

“We want to use this stretch to continue to improve on our weaknesses and work on the chemistry of the team,” said Dillon. “We have a couple of girls that will be joining the team at the end of the semester, so it is a good time to get them comfortable in the mix.”

SDCC hosts Pacifica College on Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30pm. .

Lady Hawks’ Comeback Falls Short

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CC_GSACTue., Nov 29th, 2011
Irvine, Calif.-- The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team battled back from 13 points down in the second half to take the lead with just over one minute left in the game, only to see the comeback fall short in a 60-57 loss to Concordia University in the GSAC opener for both teams Tuesday night.

"We came out sloppy and slow," said Head Coach Kelsey Dillon. "There were a few spurts where we played our running game and executed offensively, but it wasn't enough.

The Lady Hawks started slow, falling behind 8-0 to start the game. SDCC responded with a 12-5 run to cut the lead to one with 8:00 left in the first half. Concordia was able to maintain the lead and stretch it out to 27-20 at the intermission.

The second half began much like the first half began, with Concordia coming out of the locker room on a 10-4 run to build their lead to their largest at 37-24 with 15:23 left in the game. The Lady Hawks bounced back with a small 13-4 run sparked by a pair of Michelle Gonzalez layups and a Brittany Daniel jumper. SDCC tied the game for the first time with 7:58 remaining on a pair of Jermani Stewart free throws.

The Eagles scored the next six points, but the Lady Hawks continued to fight back with consecutive buckets from Jasmin Thomas, and were able to take their first lead of the game when Daniel converted the old fashioned three point play by knocking down a free throw after getting fouled on a made layup with only 3:37 left in the game.

After the Eagles took the lead back, SDCC’s Brittany Robinson gave SDCC the lead again on a layup with just over 2:00 left in the game. Concordia responded again to move back in front, but the Lady Hawks would not give in, with Heather Serven (pictured left) scoring to put SDCC up 57-56 with 1:12 remaining. The lead would not remain, however, with Concordia taking the lead for good with a bucket at the :55 mark. SDCC had an opportunity, but Daniel was whistled for an offensive foul, giving the ball back to the Eagles. After missing the front end of the 1-and-1, SDCC moved the ball up the court, but a steal and layup gave CU a 60-57 lead and put the game away.

The Lady Hawks were led by Serven with 23 points (5-11 from the three point line). Hannah Miller and Daniel added 9 points, while Stewart grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Lady Hawks continue early GSAC play on Saturday, hosting The Master’s College at 5:30pm.
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