East County Sports

Hawks score 55 Points in second half in win over Pomona-Pitzer

By Elias Totah
Special to EastCountySports.com

CLAREMONT – Trevor English score a team-high 22 points and Nathan Klekasadded 17 as the SDC men’s basketball team defeated Pomona-Pitzer Saturday afternoon 88-75.

San Diego ChristianWith a steady 5-4 record heading into a matchup with Pomona-Pitzer (5-2), the Hawks looked to withstand the pressure of beating a top tier ball club.

SDC came out flat, Pomona- Pitzer going on a 9-2 run to start the game. The Hawks remained steady, down only 2 late in the first half, until Trevor English nailed a three to put the Hawks up 28-27 with 4:31 to go in the first half of play. English went 4-12 from the field in the first half and the Hawks shot 39 percent as a team. The Hawks managed to still have a two-point advantage heading into the 2nd half, 33-31.

Pomona- Pitzer shot 43 percent in the first half as a team, not much better than the Hawks either. Both teams played hard defensively to end the half. Daniel Rosenbaum was Pomona- Pitzer’s leading scorer in the first half with 12 points on 5-9 shooting. Gibson Farone-Collins pulled down 11 rebounds for Pomona in the first half to give them an advantage on the block.

To start the second half, the Hawks started with a 9-0 run out of the gate to go up 42-31. The Hawks shot much better in the 2nd half led by Nathan Klekas, with an absolute eruption offensively in the 2nd half. He had 15 second-half points on 6-8 shooting. Adding three 3-pointers as well, Klekas was unconscious shooting the ball. The Hawks managed to go 6-9 from beyond the arc in the second half and shot 48 percent from the field. English was much more efficient in the 2nd half of play, adding 12 points on 4-7 shooting.

Pomona- Pitzer had three players in double figures in the second half, Rosenbaum adding 14 more of his own, Farone-Collins adding 10 points, and Hunter Lowry adding 10 points as well.

The Hawks moves to 6-4 with the win while Pomona- Pitzer falls to 5-3. Next up for the Hawks is John Brown University in the Master’s College Tournament on Tuesday Dec. 29th. Tip is set for 5:00 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL – SAT, DEC. 19, 2015 AT 9:45 PM 
Final 1 2 F
San Diego Christian 6-4 33 55 88
Pomona-Pitzer 5-3 31 44 75
Dec. 19, 2015
Voelkel Gymnasium
San Diego Christian Indv. Leaders Pomona-Pitzer
#01 ENGLISH, Trevor – 22 Points #05 Daniel Rosenbaum – 26
2 Players (#01,#25) – 7 Rebounds #33 Gibson FaroneCollins – 19
#05 DUNKLIN, Dalante – 10 Assists #05 Daniel Rosenbaum – 4
San Diego Christian Team Statistics Pomona-Pitzer
50% (33 – 66) Field Goals % 45.8% (27 – 59)
66.7% (12 – 18) 3 Point Field Goals % 31.3% (5 – 16)
58.8% (10 – 17) Free Throws 80% (16 – 20)
26 Rebounds 42
19 Assists 13
10 Turnovers 20
6 2nd Chance Pts 12

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