|Central Methodist 9-4||40||41||81|
|San Diego Christian 7-5||20||34||54|
|Dec. 30, 2015|
|Santa Clarita, CA|
|Central Methodist||Indv. Leaders||San Diego Christian|
|#11 Ron Lee - 17||Points||#05 DUNKLIN, Dalante - 18|
|#45 Scott Stegeman - 11||Rebounds||#12 LAMBERT, Michael - 8|
|#04 Jay Jones - 4||Assists||2 Players (#01,#05) - 2|
|Central Methodist||Team Statistics||San Diego Christian|
|47.7% (31 - 65)||Field Goals %||34.4% (21 - 61)|
|50% (6 - 12)||3 Point Field Goals %||19% (4 - 21)|
|72.2% (13 - 18)||Free Throws||66.7% (8 - 12)|
|14||2nd Chance Pts||7|
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – In the final game of The Master's College Jersey Mike's New Years Classic, the Hawks fell to Central Methodist 81-54 Wednesday night.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 7-5 on the season while the Eagles improved to 9-4.
The Eagles never trailed in the game, as the Hawks only tied the game twice in the early going at 2-2 and 4-4. Central Methodist grew their lead by as much as 22 in the first half, shooting 53.8 percent from the floor and holding SDC to 30 percent.
SDC cut their deficit to 15 thanks to three consecutive shots made by the Hawks. Nathan Klekas started it off with a 3-pointer off a Dalante Dunklin pass. Dunklin then converted a layup with 15:44 remaining in the game to cut it to 17. Michael Lambert's layup got the Hawks within 15 but it was the closest SDC would get.
Dunklin led the Hawks with 18 points as Trevor English was next with 10. SDC finished 34.4 percent from the floor and only 4-of-21 from beyond the arc. The Eagles shot a 47.7 clip and 6-of-12 from 3-point land.
SDC will travel to Orem, Utah to take on NCAA Div. I Utah Valley on Jan. 2 before heading into GSAC play on Jan. 5 against The Master's College.