|Westmont (Calif.) 19-8, 11-3 GSAC||37||41||78|
|San Diego Christian 5-18, 0-15 GSAC||37||27||64|
|Feb. 21, 2015|
|El Cajon, CA|
|Westmont (Calif.)||Indv. Leaders||San Diego Christian|
|#22 Blau,Cory - 30||Points||#21 THOMPSON, Derrick - 16|
|#24 Carlin,Daniel - 13||Rebounds||#44 BEALE-WIRSING, Peter - 8|
|#20 Williams,Britton - 4||Assists||#13 TRAVERS, Shayne - 5|
|Westmont (Calif.)||Team Statistics||San Diego Christian|
|56.3% (27 - 48)||Field Goals %||40% (24 - 60)|
|57.1% (8 - 14)||3 Point Field Goals %||40% (10 - 25)|
|59.3% (16 - 27)||Free Throws||75% (6 - 8)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||7|
EL CAJON, Calif. – With the score tied at the half, the Hawks were well on their way to a competitive second half and look to conquer the upset and deliver their first conference win of the season.
But a 21-2 run by the No. 25 Warriors spoiled that dream and senior night as Westmont defeated the Hawks 78-64 Saturday.
With the loss, SDC falls to 5-18 overall and 0-15 in conference play. Westmont improves to 19-8 on the season and 11-3 in GSAC play.
Senior Rafael Rodriguez (SR/Santiago, Dominican Republic) started the scoring off in the game with a jumper just 17 seconds into the game. Senior Peter Beale-Wirsing (SR/San Diego, CA) added a layup with 15:56 remaining in the half gave SDC an 8-2 lead. Senior Derrick Thompson (SR/San Diego, CA)'s 3-pointer gave the Hawks their biggest lead of the half as SDC led 19-8.
But Westmont went on a 14-0 run to take the 3-point lead. Beale-Wirsing's dunk with 1:20 left in the half gave the Hawks the lead at 36-34. The Warriors would end up tying the game on a Cory Blau free throw.
After a close first half, the Warriors opened up the second on a tear as they lead by 13 with 11:17 left in the game. WC led by as much as 20 in the second.
Thompson scored a team-high 16 points. Beale-Wirsing added 14 and eight rebounds. Rodriguez added seven points and Patrick McBride (SR/Thousand Oaks, CA) ended with four points and four rebounds to round out the seniors.
The Hawks will travel to William Jessup next Saturday in the last game of the season.