Fri., Dec. 17, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- On Friday night, the San Diego Christian Lady Hawks came back to win 67-63 after finding themselves down for the first thirty-one minutes of the game. SDC evens out their overall record at 5-5, remaining 1-3 in conference contests. Rocky Mountain drops to 7-5 overall.
Junior Jasmin Thomas led the Hawks in points with 14 (5-9 FG), grabbing 5 rebounds 2 assists and a steal. Junior Michelle Gonzalez had five steals, three rebounds, was 2-4 from the field and 5-6 at the line for 9 points. Freshman Alexa Davison finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals and Junior Brittany Robinson pulled down a team high 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.
Rocky Mountain had a 6-0 start putting the Hawks down by 12 with 9:56 to play (21-9). SDC came within two points of the Battlin' Bears at 23-21 on a layup from Davison, but RMC pulled away again to 34-25 lead with 1:26 left. But thanks to steals by senior Melissa Villalobos and Robinson led SDC to a 6-0 run, closing the half out down by 3 (34-31).
Neither team was strong from the field in the first with Rocky shooting 36.1% (13-36) and SDC at 30.6% (11-36). Thomas had 9 points, hitting 3 of 5 from the field and 3-4 at the line. Robinson collected 6 rebounds, four steals and three assists.
The Bears were quick on the restart, opening their lead to 7 a minute off the break. SDC came within one on one of Thomas' successful free throws, but it would take almost three minutes and three RMC turnovers for the Hawks to take their first lead at 54-52 (10:49).
It appeared that Rocky would take the game in the final three minutes as the turnovers added up for both sides and the Hawks 4 point lead disappeared to yet another RMC lead. SDC took the lead with 2:08 remaining on a steal from junior Michelle Gonzalez who connected with Robinson in the paint. The Hawks hit only two of five attempts at the line in the last two minutes, but managed to hang on to win, 67-63.
By games end, SDC had escaped their 55.6% (15-27) shooting from the line, making up the difference on the 21 points RMC gave up off their 28 turnovers. RMC had hit 41% of their shots to SDC's 34.7%, but again, the points off turnovers made the difference.
SDC plays once more before the Christmas break against William Jewel University our of Missouri. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, at 11am at the Ryan Athletic Center.