East County Sports

Hawks’ teams fall to ACU

2019 SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN HAWKS BASKETBALL

East County Sports staff report

PHOENIX (2-3-2019) – San Diego Christian College guard Fredrick Hayden sank a game-tying 3-point shot with 4:34 remaining Saturday, but the Hawks never could re-take the lead in falling to 24th-ranked Arizona Christian University, 96-90, in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest.

Hayden’s bomb allowed the Hawks to rally from a 10-point deficit to pull even at 92-all. But the host Firestorm answered with a 10-2 run, when center Al Burge scored six of his 13 points, with SDCC unable to move than four points the rest of the way.

Derek Novsek paced San Diego Christian with 24 points, while Hayden added 20, as the backcourt of the Hawks combined to tally 70 points.
ACU forward Callum Lawson finished with a career-high 37 points, hitting 13-of-16 shots from the field, plus a perfect 10-for-10 at the foul line.

Meanwhile, Burge was joined by guards Shane Carney and Terence Shelby with 13 points each.

The Firestorm moved to 19-5 overall (7-5 GSAC), while the Hawks slipped to 7-13 (3-8 GSAC).

San Diego Christian begins a 3-game homestand Tuesday, hosting Hope International. The ballgame will be played at San Diego Mesa College with a special 8:15 p.m. tipoff. The women’s game commences at 6:15 p.m.

Women

No. 25 Arizona Christian 95, SDCC 63:  Firestorm guard Courtney Christmas went a perfect 10-for-11 at the foul line en route to a season-best 33 points, as the 25th-ranked hosts topped the Hawks in Saturday (Feb. 2) GSAC ballgame. Christmas also added 12 rebounds to complete a double-double.

Freshman guard Hannah Myers was the only Hawks player to double figures with 25 points.

ACU moved to 17-8 overall ( 10-3 GSAC). San Diego Christian slipped to 7-17 (1-11 GSAC).

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