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Lady Hawks Win Fourth Straight

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CC_GSACFri., Nov 18th, 2011 [box score]
El Cajon, Calif.-- The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team continued their early season success, winning their fourth straight on Friday night over Eastern Oregon University 75-66. The win moves the Lady Hawks to4-1 on the year.

“We did a lot of good things tonight and played as a team,” said Senior Jasmin Thomas (pictured left). “We each play our roles and when we put it all together, it is a good combination.”

The Lady Hawks came out strong in the first half, jumping up 7-0 to start the game. The Mountaineers responded with an 11-4 run to knot the game at 11-11. EOU would move ahead at the 9:03 mark, and build their lead to 24-17 with just over 8:00 before half.

EOU would hold the lead until the final shot of the first half. With time running out, Hannah Miller grabbed a rebound on the defensive end and hit Brittany Robinson with a long pass. Robinson missed a three pointer, but Thomas was hustling and put the ball back up and in as time expired.

SDCC fell behind quickly in the second half, but captured the lead on a Jermani Stewart layup at the 17:41 mark and would not relinquish the lead. The Hawks would go on a 21-7 run over the next 7:00 to build the lead up to 12 at 50-38. The margin would remain similar for the remainder of the game, with EOU never getting closer than eight in the final 10 minutes of the game.

The Hawks were led by a Brittany Daniel with 23 points. Thomas added 18 points and Robinson scored 14.

Head Coach Kelsey Dillon praised her team’s character after the game. “We never give up. We are fighters and have shown that we are going to play to the buzzer every game no matter what the score is or how we are playing,” said Dillon. “That resilience will help us win games that we ‘shouldn’t’ win.”

The Lady Hawks are focused on maintaining this momentum over an 11 day layoff before starting GSAC play at Concordia on November 29th.

“We are keeping our end goal in mind,” said Coach Dillon. “The GSAC is what really matters and every pre-conference game we play gets us closer to our conference goals.”

“Since our next game is our conference opener, we will not have any trouble getting up for it.”

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