East County Sports

Starr, Lowery shine again against Hawks

SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN HAWKS MEN’S BASKETBALL

THE MASTER’S 78, SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN 55

ECS staff report

SANTA CLARITA – Six–foot-7 junior guard Jordan Starr equaled a career-high with 20 points, powering The Master’s University to an easy  78-55 decision over visiting San Diego Christian College, Monday night (Dec. 14) at MacArthur Center.

Even though the schools are Golden State Athletic Conference rivals, this was the second non-conference affair since so few out-of-area ballclubs are traveling because of the pandemic, so the schools agreed to play to get some needed work in. The Master’s also took the first meeting, 77-68, on Dec, 5.

Starr, the son of  Mustangs coach, Kelvin Starr, the one-time head coach at SDCC and at El Cajon’s Christian High, tied the personal mark set against Hope International last season. The former Foothills Christian Knight hit on 9-of-15 shots from the floor, tallying nearly half of his points in the first half to mount a 44-21 lead at the intermission.

Another former Knight, Kaleb Lowery, was second on The Master’s in the scorebook on Monday with 14 points. He also grabbed five caroms.

The victory was also the sixth straight for The Master’s (6-0) entering the holiday break. It also raised the Mustangs record to 30-1 in non-conference home games under coach Starr in his five seasons at the helm.
For San Diego Christian, three players – Greg Chew,   Jermaine Camacho, and Christian Anderson – each registered 10 points, while Kavonte Kinney added 9. Chew also the team with 7 rebounds, but the club shot just 30 percent (18-for-60) from the field.
The Hawks, in making their second trip to the greater Los Angeles area in a 48-hour period, fell to 0-5 overall. The contest was the third of seven straight on the road for the team. They next visit North County on Saturday,  taking on University of Saint Katherine at Eden Center in the San Marcos community of San Elijo Hills. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m.

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