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Lady Hawks Fall Late to #5 Westmont, 67-63

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CC_GSACSat., Jan 7th, 2011 [box score]
Santa Barbara, Calif. --The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team took the #5 ranked Westmont Lady Warriors to the limit on Saturday night, falling in the final seconds to the home team 67-64. Despite 25 points from Britney Daniel (pictured left), SDC could not pull out a win in a game that saw 13 ties and 17 lead changes. The loss snaps a 10 game winning streak for the Lady Hawks.

Westmont moves to 14-1 overall and 4-0 in the GSAC. The Lady Hawks drop to 13-3 and 2-2 in the GSAC.

Neither team took control in the first half, with Westmont claiming the largest lead of the half at 29-26 with 1:10 left in the half, before the SDC scored the final three points of the half to send the game into half knotted at 29-29.

SDC shot 10-25 from the field in the first half, and was out-rebounded 23-11 leading to 10 second chance points from the Lady Warriors. The Lady Hawks had 16 points from the bench in the first half, again a well balanced attack.

The second half continued like the first, as again both teams kept fighting for the lead. Westmont looked to be taking control midway through the half, building a 51-43 lead with 6:56 remaining in the game. The Lady Hawks responded with a 14-1 run to build SDC’s largest lead of the game at 57-52. The run was sparked by Daniel, who scored 10 of the team’s 14 points during that run.

The Lady Warriors bounced back with an 8-0 run to jump in front 60-57. The next possession for SDC, Daniel drilled a three pointer to tie the game back up. WC scored to take the lead and after a Hannah Miller jumper to tie the game at 62-62, the Lady Warriors drilled a three pointer to take the lead for good. SDC’s Brittney Robinson made one of two free throws to cut the WC lead to 65-63, but the Lady Hawks were unable to convert on their final two possessions and WC took the game.

Daniel led SDC with 25 points, including 22 points in the second half. Robinson had 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Miller had 11 points off the bench.

SDC shot 42.6% from the field for the game, but was only 6-22 from deep. The Lady Hawks forced 18 WC turnovers, leading to 10 points.

SDC continues GSAC play at home on Tuesday evening against #8 Vanguard at 5:30pm.

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