East County Sports

Hawks teams are swept at Jessop

San Diego Christian takes a shot against William Jessop University on Saturday.


East County Sports staff report

ROCKLIN (1-13-2019) — This small Northern California town isn’t a House of Horrors, yet it’s still a locale where San Diego Christian College finds difficult to win, especially since William Jessup University joined the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Yet there were the Hawks, giving everything they had against the Warriors — until the final minutes.

William Jessup closed a tight-knit contest with a 22-2 scoring run. taking what looks cosmetically like an 88-62 GSAC decision Saturday (Jan. 12) at Horton Court.

According to the Warriors website, they “dominated” the ballgame, but tell that to their coach, who saw a first half lead shrink to 66-60 with five minute remaining.

Early on, former Hawks guard Isaiah Milan would secure a 20-point advantage with a jumper seconds before the break as the Warriors would hit the locker room up 46-26.  Milan matched his scoring average with 11 points.

Keith Philips would lead WJU with 13 points while Rattler Jr. had 10, shooting an impressive 4-for-6 from the field.

But here came the Hawks.

Derek Novsek tallied 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Tristan Angelo was the only other SDCS player in double figures with 10.  But most came in the second half when SDCC shot 48 percent by its starters from the floor.

Novsek’s 11 second-half points moved the Hawks into contention, but when the WJU coach subbed out all five players on the court, the second unit erupted for a 22-2 run as William Jessup (13-6, 4-2 GSAC) won going away.

San Diego Christian (5-10 overall, 1-5 GSAC)  will host Life Pacific on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Grossmont College.


William Jessup 66, San Diego Christian 49:   The Hawks came out firing, but when they cooled, the host Warriors took this GSAC contest. A 9-2 run late in the first period gave them the lead for keeps to hand SCC its 12th straight setback.

San Diego Christian hung around for a while, collecting 15 offensive rebounds and out-rebounded William Jessup 43-38. But the Warriors closed with a 17-2 scoring run to capture this GSAC contest.

Jadon Paopao, Kaitlyn Mckinney, and Shayleen Toehe all had ten points. Courtney Cranston came off the bench with 6 points and 10 rebounds.
San Diego Christian (6-13  overall, 0-7  GSAC)  will host Life Pacific on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Grossmont College.

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