East County Sports

Felix, Humphries lead Hawks sweep

2022-23 SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

 

ECS staff report

FLETCHER HILLS — Ever since capturing this season’s San Diego County small-college basketball championship, the San Diego Christian College men’s basketball team had gone more than a month without a victory.

Some may have been against NCAA Division I schools, which don’t officially count against there record, but the Hawks had also gone winless in Golden State Athletic Conference competition.

On Saturday (Dec. 10), the Hawks took care of both situations.

Jonah Felix

After missing the first twp weeks of the season, guard Jonah Felix has been making up for lost time, matching a season-high by pouring in 19 points tolead San Diego Christian over Life Pacific University, 92-78, at Grossmont College.

Felix earlier scored 19 against Menlo College. In both cases, the junior transfer from Hope International University in Fullerton shot 7-for-8 from the floor each time — a sparkling 87.5 percent.

Felix and Greg Chew each tallied 10 points in the first half for a 47-32 lead at the break, ten kept the margin in the low double-digits the rest of the way, when Ausage Siamu registered 10 of his 12 points.

Siamu, a junior from East San Jose, took over as one of the starting forwards during last weekend’s GSAC roadtrip trip to Arizona.

San Diego Christian (2-4 overall, 1-4 GSAC) plays its fifth of six contests against NCAA Division I schools on Monday, travelling to meet UC Santa Barbara at the Gauchos’ Thunderdome at 7 p.m.

The Hawks have already played San Diego State, USU Bakersfield, Grand Canyon and U. San Diego, then conclude with CSU Fullerton on Dec. 19.

Women

San Diego Christian 61, Life Pacific 53

FLETCHER HILLS — A series of lead changes to close the third quarter left San Diego Christian College clinging to a 2-point lead. But in the fourth period, the Hawks registered the first six points to pull away and defeat visiting Life Pacific, 61-53, in Saturday’s (Dec. 10) GSAC action at Grossmont College.

The Hawks bench proved to be the difference, as reserve forward Brianna Humphries tallied 12 of her game-best 18 points over the final 10 minutes to key the triumph.

Humphries, a freshman from Sacramento in just her third action of the season, scored a career-high after collecting 17 points in her two previous appearances. Six of her points came at the foul line in the closing minutes to seal the triumph when the Warriors attempted to extend the contest.

For the Hawks, other bench scoring came from Keren Hogue (9 points) and Cynnadie Whatley (8), as the subs topped the starters, 39-22.

In other words: starting berths will be at stake when San Diego Christian (3-8 overall, 1-4 GSAC) returns to action next Saturday (Dec, 17) at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, starting at noon.

Life Pacific (3-10, 0-5 GSAC) received 18 points from guard Rachel Spinosa, despite going 0-for-8 from beyond the arc.

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