Sat., Feb 18th, 2012 [box score
]El Cajon, Calif. --
The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team was unable to stop the inside-out game of Azusa Pacific University, as the Lady Cougars captured a 72-60 win on Saturday night.
SDCC falls to 19-9 overall and 8-8 in the GSAC. With the loss, the Lady Hawks fall to fifth in the conference, one game behind Biola. APU remains second in the GSAC with a 13-3 conference mark and an overall record of 20-6.
APU started quickly jumping up 15-5 within the first five minutes of the game. SDCC went on a small 9-3 run to cut the Cougar lead to 18-14 at the 10:01 mark. APU would respond with a 12-2 run of their own, pushing their lead to the largest of the first half at 30-16 with just under three minutes in the half.
The Lady Hawks were able to cut the lead to single digits with 1:14 to play, but APU pushed the lead up to 38-25 at the halftime break.
The second half saw the Lady Hawks come out on a 15-6 run over the first eight minutes to cut the APU lead. After a Hannah Miller jumper cut the lead to 44-40, APU took control of the game with a 14-2 run to take their largest lead of the game at 58-42 with 7:56 left to play. The Lady Hawks were unable to get back into the game as every time SDCC would make a run, APU quickly snuffed it out.
SDCC was led by Brittany Daniel (pictured left) with 25 points and 7 rebounds while Brittany Robinson added 10 points.
The Lady Hawks did not have an answer for the APU duo of Guard Briana Hall and Forward Amber Williams. Hall had 17 points and Williams had 22 points and 14 rebounds.
APU won the battle on the glass, outrebounding SDCC 46-37. The Lady Hawks struggled from the free throw line, shooting 12-24 while APU was 24-31 from the charity stripe.
SDCC travels to Biola for a crucial game on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30pm. The winner of the game holds the tie breaker for the important 4th seed in the conference tournament. The fourth seed hosts an opening round game.