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Hawks best Master’s get first GSAC win of Season

The Master’s College
San Diego Christian

Special to EastCountySports.com

 

SANTA CLARITA – Despite their opponent shooting 58 percent from the floor and 54 percent from beyond the arc, the SDC men’s basketball found their first GSAC win of the season Thursday night against The Master’s College 78-73.

With the win, the Hawks improve to 8-5 on the season and 1-2 in GSAC play. The Mustangs fall to 4-7 on the year and 1-2 on conference play.

No lead was larger than two points for the first 12:27 in the game before a layup by the Mustangs gave them a 4-point lead at 26-22. Trevor English‘s free throws gave the Hawks the 28-27 lead with 4:07 left in the first. But the Mustangs again regained the lead and took a 1-point advantage at the break.

The Hawks spread the ball well in the first as four different players scored six points each. They couldn’t hit a deep shot, going 0-for-10 from beyond the arc.

Michael Lambert got the scoring going for the Hawks to start the second. His layup gave the Hawks the slim 1-point lead at 34-33. Dalante Dunklin‘s layup with 13:28 remaining in the game gave the Hawks their biggest lead of the game at 52-42. SDC only trailed for 1:03 in the second.

Trevor English led the Hawks with 19 points. Lambert was next with 18 points followed by Dunklin’s 16. SDC shot 48 percent from the floor but were outrebounded by the Mustangs 38-30. The Hawks did force 24 turnovers to their 10.

SDC is back on the court Saturday as they host No. 11 Hope International at 7:30 p.m. at Grossmont College.

MEN’S BASKETBALL – THU, JAN. 7, 2016 AT 10:15 PM 
Final 1 2 F
San Diego Christian 8-5, 1-2 GSAC  32  46  78
The Master’s 4-7, 1-2 GSAC  33  40  73
Jan. 7, 2016
Santa Clarita, CA
San Diego Christian Indv. Leaders The Master’s
#01 ENGLISH, Trevor – 19 Points #04 SHACKELFORD, Reid – 27
2 Players (#05,#23) – 6 Rebounds #34 WEBB, Philip – 10
#05 DUNKLIN, Dalante – 5 Assists #11 WHITE, Harrison – 4
San Diego Christian Team Statistics The Master’s
47.8% (32 – 67) Field Goals % 58% (29 – 50)
15% (3 – 20) 3 Point Field Goals % 54.5% (6 – 11)
68.8% (11 – 16) Free Throws 47.4% (9 – 19)
30 Rebounds 38
11 Assists 9
10 Turnovers 24
8 2nd Chance Pts 5

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