Mon., Dec 5th, 2011 [box score
]La Verne, Calif. --
The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team blew open a close game at halftime by dropping 44 second half points in route to a 80-64 win over the University of La Verne on Monday night. The win pushes the Lady Hawks to 6-2 overall (1-1 in the GSAC).
SDCC jumped out quickly to an 8-0 lead, but the Leopards kept fighting back and kept the score throughout the first half. The Lady Hawks were plagued by 16 first half turnovers which kept La Verne in the game. The Leopards also got 23 bench points in the first half and SDCC went into the locker room up 36-34.
The second half saw SDCC jump out on a 13-2 run to start the half. The Lady Hawks saw the lead diminish to three at the 12:29 mark, but SDCC responded with an 18-0 run over the next 5:30 to put the game out of reach. The closest the Leopards would get again is the final margin of 80-64 when the clock expired at game’s end.
SDCC had a balanced attack, led by Brittany Robinson (picture left) with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Jermani Stewart added 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Heather Serven had 13 points and Sabrina Jiminez had 10 points. Hannah Miller also had 9 points for the Lady Hawks.
SDCC shot 50% from the field (28-56) and had 24 team assists. In addition, the Lady Hawks shot 15-25 from the field in the second half to put the game away. For the game, SDCC got to the foul line 30 times, converting 17 of the opportunities.
The Lady Hawks continue their season on Saturday, December 10th at home versus La Verne University.