Thu., Dec 29th, 2011 [box score
] Santa Barbara, Calif. --
The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team took one half to get going, but when they did, they rolled out a 44 point second half en route to an 84-69 victory over Cal State Maritime in the GSAC Classic hosted by Westmont College. The Lady Hawks used a balanced attack that saw six players score in double figures and domination on the glass by out-rebounding the Keelhaulers 47-32 to move to 11-2 on the season with the win.
The Lady Hawks started the game on a 9-1 run but went cold shortly thereafter. CSU Maritime went on a 17-4 run over an eight minute stretch in the first half to build a 30-22 lead with 4:48 remaining in the first half. SDC responded to close out the first half with momentum and tie the game at 40-40 heading into halftime.
CSU Maritime started hot in the second half and the Keelhaulers moved in front 47-42 just four minutes into the second half. However, over the next 10 minutes, SDC would put together a 30-4 run that moved a small deficit into a dominating lead. During that span, the Lady Hawks held CSU Maritime without a basket for a stretch of over eight minutes. Within that scoreless time, the Lady Hawks lead went from 54-51 to 72-51.
The Lady Hawks were led by Juanita Lewis (pictured left) and Brittany Robinson with 16 points each. Brittany Daniel added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Rounding out the balanced scoring was Hannah Miller with 12 points, Heather Serven with 11 points, and Jermani Stewart with 10 points.
The Lady Hawks had a 15 rebound advantage for the game, including pulling down 18 offensive boards. SDC shot 45.7% for the game from the field, including hitting 17-39 shots in the second half. The Lady Hawks also collected 15 team steals.
SDC continues the GSAC Classis hosted by Westmont College on Friday, December 30th against Pacific Union College at 1:00pm.