East County Sports

Hawks ruin Lincoln’s basketball debut



ECS staff report

LANCASTER — Althought the school is more than 100 years old, Lincoln University of California recently commisioned to start an athletics program.

The Oaks made news last spring by signing former NBA All-star Gary Payton to be their first head coach. Payton, a native of Oakland, grew up near the school after its relocation from San Francisco to the East Bay. The move was similar to when San Diego Christian signed former NBA center Swen Nater to be their second head coach back in 19888-89.

However, the school’s first basketball game came on the women’s side, with San Diego Chrisdtian College being the first-ever opponent. And the Hawks will forever be noted in the Lincoln annuals as the first team to defeat the Lady Oaks.

On Saturday (Oct. 30) at the Universoty of Antelope Valley Events Center, new SDCC head coach Anessa Wolfblack made her debit a succeful one after her troops stopped Lincoln, 67-56.

Hawks senior guard Haylie Anderson led with 19 points, Despite a poor shooting night (officially 5-for-16), every time she got a nice look near the basket, she was fouled, collected six points from the foul line.

Meanwhile, Keren Hogue, another senior guard, added 15 points, as the Hawks backcourt dominated the secondhalf against expansion Oaks.

Hogue, a transfer from Imperial Valley College, also paced SDCC with nine rebounds.

In addition, forward Jamee Joseph contributed 13 points and six boards.

Lincoln held a 34-29 halftime lead, but the Hawks utilized quarter scores of 20-8 and 18-14 to seize control late.

San Diego Christian (1-0) will play its home opener on Thurday (Nov.3), entertaining Bethesa College of California at Grossmont College, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Hawks Men

San Diego Christian men’s basketball opens the season with a schimmage at San Diego State on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at Viuejas Arena, starting at 7 p.m..



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