Fri., Nov 11th, 2011 [box score
]El Cajon, Calif. --
The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team captured their first win of the season Friday evening. The Lady Hawks jumped up quickly and rolled to a dominating 110-63 win over Arizona Christian University behind a triple-double from Junior Brittany Daniel and seven total players scoring in double figures.
“We came out with more of a focus to do the things that we want to do this year,” said Head Coach Kelsey Dillon. “We were able to push the ball, played successful pressure defense, and team basketball.”
The Lady Hawks used their pressure defense and high tempo offense to take a dominating lead in the first half behind forcing 21 Firestorm turnovers and scoring 36 points in the paint to jump up 50-27 at the break. For the half, SDCC shot 53.8% from the field while forcing ACU into shooting 12-41 from the field, including 3-13 from behind the arc.
ACU, substituting five players at a time every few minutes, played a full court pressure defense and tried to force the Lady Hawks out of their game. SDCC was able to handle the pressure and take advantage of the aggressive Firestorm defense.
“We handled their pressure well,” said Coach Dillon. “Our turnovers came from being over anxious and trying to do too much. We pushed the ball up the floor like we wanted and were able to get layups all game.”
The Lady Hawks continued their onslaught in the second half as the Hawks were 20-36 (55.6%) from the field. In addition, SDCC converted on 17-19 free throws in the second frame.
The Hawks were led by Daniel. The San Diego Native was 11-14 from the field, scoring 26 points. In addition, Daniel grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. Brittany Robinson added 18 points and Sabrina Jimenez had 16. Jermani Stewart also collected a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Point Guard Jasmin Thomas just missed a double-double with 10 points and 9 assists. The well rounded effort was finished off by Heather Serven (13 points) and Hannah Miller (10 points).
The win erases the taste a double overtime loss in the opener. “That first loss was in the back of their minds,” said Dillon. “They didn’t want to feel that way again.”
The Lady Hawks host Notre Dame de Namur of Saturday, November 12th at 5:30pm.