Sat., Nov 12th, 2011 [box score
]El Cajon, Calif. --
The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team went into the locker room at halftime trailing by a basket. Twenty minutes later, the team was celebrating a victory after rolling up 49 second half points in route to 79-60 win over Notre Dame de Namur University.
“Tonight was the first night that we finally showed how well we shoot as a team,” said Head Coach Kelsey Dillon. “We have five legitimate three point threats and we showed that in the second half.”
The first half saw SDCC fall behind quickly as NDNU jumped out to a 13-6 lead. The Lady Hawks fought back, but the Argos stretched the lead to eight at 26-18 with 5:16 left before half. SDCC used consecutive three pointers from Hannah Miller and Brittany Daniel to cut the deficit to two. Both teams went back and forth to end the first half with a 32-30 lead for NDNU.
“At half, Coach Dillon encouraged us to keep shooting when we had open shots,” said senior guard Brittany Robinson. “We kept fighting hard and refused to give up against their bigger players.”
The second half started out with teams exchanging points and continued that way until the 10:54 mark when NDNU grabbed the lead 51-50; it was the last lead they would hold all night. The Lady Hawks went on a 29-9 run to end the game behind eight three pointers in the second half. SDCC forced 13 second half turnovers, while dishing out 14 second half assists and only turning the ball over themselves 3 times.
Dillon praised her team’s unselfish play, stating, “We stress ball movement and team play in practice, and we put that into action tonight with 23 assists and 12 turnovers.”
Robinson attributed the unselfish play to the knowledge of what the team wants to accomplish.
“We all understand our role on the team,” said Robinson. “And we each need to perform that role in order to reach the main goal of winning.”
The Lady Hawks were led by Heather Serven with 22 points on 8-14 shooting, including 6-10 from behind the arc. Brittany Daniel added 21 points, while Jasmin Thomas and Robinson had 12 points each. Robinson also added seven assists and eight rebounds.
SDCC was 31-64 from the field for the game, including 13-26 from the three point line.
“I am very proud of my girls and showing what we can do against a team that is bigger than us,” added Dillon. "If we execute our game, we can play with anyone.”