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Four Hawks in double figures in win over Trinity International

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San Diego ChristianCOSTA MESA – Four different Hawk players were in double figures as the SDC men’s basketball team defeated Trinity International 87-79 in game two of the Thanksgiving Classic hosted by Vanguard. Trevor EnglishDalante Dunklin, and Michael Lambert all tied with a game-high 17 points.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: San Diego Christian 87 | Trinity International 79

Records: Hawks 4-1| Trojans 7-3

INSIDE THE GAME:

• Both teams held early leads in the first half as a Dunklin layup with 15:52 remaining gave the Hawks an 8-7 lead. SDC would lead for the rest of the game.

• Hawks went on a 20-8 run to give them their biggest lead of the game, 18, as Antonio Austin‘s layup gave SDC a 38-20 advantage.

• Dunklin led the charge with 10 first half points, including 6-of-8 from the free throw line as the Hawks led 43-35 at the break.

• SDC came out strong in the second half with a 10-2 run to get the lead back into double digits, 53-37.

• But the Trojans didn’t give up going on a 15-3 run bringing the deficit back down to four, 56-52 in favor of the Hawks.

• A 3-pointer by TIU’s Grant Corsi brought SDC’s lead to its lowest of the half at two with 11:13 left in the game.

• The Hawks was a perfect 4-for-4 down the stretch in free throws to seal the win.

• SDC shot 49.2 percent from the floor, including 21-of-27 from the charity stripe.

• The Trojans shot 43 percent from the floor.

• SDC outrebounded TIU 41-33 and forced 17 Trojan turnovers.

• Antonio Austin was also in double figures with 10 points and five assists.

STAT OF THE GAME:

• The Hawks held their lead for the last 35:52 in the game.

OUTSIDE THE BOX SCORE:  

• The 4-1 record is the best start to a season since the 2006-07 season.

UP NEXT: 

• SDC will travel to Claremont to take on Claremont-Mudd on Dec. 2 with tipoff at 7 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL – SAT, NOV. 28, 2015 AT 8:05 PM 
Final 1 2 F
TIU 7-3 35 44 79
San Diego Christian 4-1 43 44 87
Nov. 28, 2015
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Attendance: 145
TIU Indv. Leaders San Diego Christian
#32 Corsi, Grant – 22 Points 3 Players – 17
#33 Kirschbaum, Zach – 7 Rebounds 2 Players (#05,#12) – 8
#04 Mead, Luke – 7 Assists 2 Players (#02,#21) – 5
TIU Team Statistics San Diego Christian
42.9% (27 – 63) Field Goals % 49.2% (30 – 61)
33.3% (8 – 24) 3 Point Field Goals % 33.3% (6 – 18)
73.9% (17 – 23) Free Throws 77.8% (21 – 27)
33 Rebounds 41
18 Assists 24
17 Turnovers 19
11 2nd Chance Pts 15

Toros Hands Hawks First Loss Despite Dunklin’s Double-Double

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COSTA MESA – Dalante Dunkin scored a game-high 23 points and added 10 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks fell to Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday night for their first loss of the season.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: San Diego Christian 62 | Cal State Dominguez Hills 66

Records: Hawks 3-1| Toros 3-2

INSIDE THE GAME:

• Cal State Dominguez was the one that got off to a fast start leading 10-4 after three minutes of play.

• Dunklin’s free throws gave the Hawks their first lead of the game with 12:09 in the half at 18-17.

• Both teams traded leads until SDC went on an 11-4 run to end the half with a five point lead, 37-32.

• The Hawks led for seven minutes of the second half  before the Toros took the 41-40 lead.

• Dunklin and Trevor English teamed up to increase the Hawks lead to six with 11:24 remaining.

• The Toros reclaimed the lead at 56-55 with 3:27 left in the game and didn’t look back.

• Cal State Dominguez Hills shot 40.7 percent from the floor and held SDC under 36 percent.

• English and Mark Eden tallied eight points apiece.

STAT OF THE GAME:

• The Hawks had a season-low nine turnovers in the game.

MEN’S BASKETBALL – FRI, NOV. 27, 2015 
Final 1 2 F
Cal State Dominguez 3-2 32 34 66
SDCC 4-0 37 25 62
Nov. 27, 2015
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Attendance: 101
Cal State Dominguez Indv. Leaders SDCC
2 Players (#11,#21) – 17 Points #05 DUNKLIN, Dalante – 23
#21 Justin Sadler – 12 Rebounds #05 DUNKLIN, Dalante – 10
#02 Vincent Golson – 5 Assists #13 TRAVERS, Shayne – 4
Cal State Dominguez Team Statistics SDCC
40.7% (24 – 59) Field Goals % 35.8% (24 – 67)
30.8% (4 – 13) 3 Point Field Goals % 27.8% (5 – 18)
70% (14 – 20) Free Throws 64.3% (9 – 14)
44 Rebounds 41
16 Assists 13
13 Turnovers 9
2 2nd Chance Pts 11

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