Tues., Nov. 23, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- A contest of historical proportions ended in favor of The Master's College (3-0, 1-0 GSAC) on Tuesday night, as San Diego Christian (3-2, 0-1 GSAC) was edged out in the final minute 103-100. For the Lady Hawks, Tuesday's 100 points marked the first triple-digit score in the programs history.
Senior Melissa Villalobos hit 8 of 13 finishing with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists. Behind her was Junior Jasmin Thomas with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Sabrina Jiminez had a perfect game, shooting 5-5 from the field, 2-2 from downtown and 2-2 from the line for 14 points. Junior Brittany Robinson pulled down a night high 9 rebounds for the Hawks.
After being down, Thomas drew a foul on her drive to the basket helping the Hawks take a 18-15 lead on the three point play. Twenty-nine fouls accumulated between both teams by the end of the half, with a total of 41 free throws being taken. TMC was 21-23 (91.3%) at the line in the first, while the Hawks made a mere 10-18 (55.6%). The missed opportunities at the line showed in the 53-45 halftime score, a point total more typical of an complete game as opposed to a halftime result.
SDC shot 50% in the first, with Thomas owning 14 of the Hawks 45 points. TMC's point leader Erica Inge was 4-6 from the field and 11-11 from the line for 19 points and 4 assists.
The Hawks woke up in the second half, overtaking the Mustang lead for a short time as the game neared the triple-digit point total. SDC had a 90-85 lead with 7:38 remaining, only to have the Mustangs put down a 7-0 run to take a 2 point lead with 6:06 to go. Ashley Mason had final Hawk basket of the game bringing SDC within two, but the necessary foul in the final seconds put TMC at the line once again sealing the 103-100 win.
The second half was an improvement all around for SDC, who shot 58.3% (21-36) and 100% (8-8) at the line. TMC's Inge finished with 31 points, 9 assists, 3 steals and a 13-13 free throw report.
SDC takes a small break until December 4th when the GSAC contests resume in Fullerton against Hope International University. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30pm as a part of a double-header with the men (7:30pm).