Sat., Jan. 29, 2011 [Box Score
El Cajon, Calif. --
Hope International University avenged their earlier loss to the Hawks, coming from behind in the second half on Saturday night to defeat the SDC by 11, 73-62. Hope improved to 13-9 overall and 4-8 in the tough GSAC conference. SDC dropped to 7-15 and are now 1-11 in conference.
HIU took control three minutes in, going up 12-4. But Tyler Mutton hit a three at 14:13 that sparked a Hawk run that put them up by 6 at the half. First half totals had SDC shooting 54.2% from the field, hitting 4-7 from downtown. Seven Hawks had three or more points, with junior Tim Sanders hitting all three shots he took for 6 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
SDC held their newly acquired lead for around 6 minutes into the second, when a dunk from Royal Orlando Collins cracked the flood gate for HIU at 49-48. Royal pressure and the crowds energy flustered SDC forcing sixteen second half turnovers giving Hope the opportunity to inch away, eventually tucking the 73-62 win under their wing.
After their second half numbers, SDC's overall shooting dropped to 46.0%, with 10 of 13 free throws falling by games end. HIU ended hitting 28 of 62 (45.2%) from the field and 15 of 23 at the line, 16 of those opportunities came in the second.
Two Hawks, Paul Wolf and Xavier Mylleville finished with 9 points, and three with 8. Sanders had the team high 7 rebounds and went 4-5 from the field for 8 points and a block.
San Diego Christian hosts No. 2 Concordia University with a 7:30pm tip-off time on Tuesday (Feb. 1) at the Ryan Athletic Center.