|San Diego Christian 5-4, 0-2 GSAC||33||40||73|
|Arizona Christian 11-2, 1-1 GSAC||38||40||78|
|Dec. 15, 2015|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Leaders||Arizona Christian|
|#05 Dalante Dunklin - 24||Points||#05 Chris Sterling - 18|
|#05 Dalante Dunklin - 9||Rebounds||#05 Chris Sterling - 7|
|3 Players - 3||Assists||#01 Bobby Gray - 4|
|San Diego Christian||Team Statistics||Arizona Christian|
|45.3% (24 - 53)||Field Goals %||44.9% (22 - 49)|
|33.3% (7 - 21)||3 Point Field Goals %||50% (7 - 14)|
|75% (18 - 24)||Free Throws||73% (27 - 37)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||6|
PHOENIX – Dalante Dunklin scored a game-high 24 points but the Hawks couldn't complete the upset as they fell 78-73 to No. 4 Arizona Christian on Saturday night.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: San Diego Christian 73 | Arizona Christian 78
Records: Hawks 5-4, 0-2 GSAC | Firestorm 11-2, 1-1 GSAC
INSIDE THE GAME:
• The Firestorm never trailed in the first half coming out hot with a 5-1 opening 2:30.
• Dunklin's jumper with 8:53 remaining in the half cut the deficit to one, 20-19.
• But ACU from there on out kept their lead by at least three points for the rest of the half.
• The Firestorm grew their lead by as much as nine points in the early going of the second half but that's when the Hawks made their comeback.
• SDC erased that nine-point deficit with an 11-0 run to take their first lead of the game. Trevor English scored six of the 11 points on consecutive 3-point plays.
• Antonio Austin's 3-pointer with 13:17 remaining in the game gave SDC their biggest lead of the game at six, leading ACU 53-47.
• Buy yet again, the Firestorm made their final comeback of the game and took the lead for good at the 5:43 mark in the second half.
• Dunklin's layup with 18 seconds in the game cut their deficit back down to three but it was too little too late.
• Despite the final score, the Hawks outshot the Firestorm 45.3 percent to 44.9.
STAT OF THE GAME:
• Dalante Dunklin scored 24 points and grabbed nine boards.
• The Firestorm's 8-3 run in the span of two minutes in the second half gave ACU the lead of good
• SDC will travel to Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m.