|San Diego Christian 9-6,2-3||31||48||79|
|Menlo College 7-11,1-4||29||46||75|
|Jan. 14, 2016|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Leaders||Menlo College|
|#25 KLEKAS, Nathan - 17||Points||2 Players (#40,#5) - 17|
|#25 KLEKAS, Nathan - 7||Rebounds||#40 AmayaWood,Rosendo - 15|
|#13 TRAVERS, Shayne - 4||Assists||#5 Eggleton,Mikey - 5|
|San Diego Christian||Team Statistics||Menlo College|
|50% (31 - 62)||Field Goals %||51.8% (29 - 56)|
|42.9% (9 - 21)||3 Point Field Goals %||42.9% (6 - 14)|
|80% (8 - 10)||Free Throws||64.7% (11 - 17)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||11|
ATHERTON, Calif. – Nathan Klekas scored a team-high 17 points as the SDC men's basketball team captured its second GSAC win of the season with a 79-75 victory over Menlo College.
With the win, the Hawks improve to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in GSAC play. The Oaks fall to 7-11 on the season and 1-4 in conference.
In the early going, neither team jumped out to a huge lead as both were answering each other's points. Menlo finally saw some breathing room going on a 7-0 run to take a 19-11 lead with 10:26 left in the first.
The Hawks would later tie the game at 27-27 with four minutes left in the first thanks to a Dalante Dunklin layup. A Klekas jumper with 2:24 remaining gave SDC their first lead since it was 5-4 at the 17:33 mark.
SDC led at the break 31-29 shooting 46.6 percent and forcing eight turnovers.
Menlo scored the first five points to start the second to retake the lead. The Oaks would hold onto their new lead for six minutes before Mark Eden's free throws gave the Hawks a 1-point advantage, 50-49, with 12:37 remaining. SDC never trailed the rest of the game.
Trevor English's 3-pointer with 5:06 left gave the Hawks their biggest lead of the game at seven, with a 68-61 advantage.
Menlo tied the game late at 71-71 but a Klekas jumper and layup by Michael Lambert gave SDC a 4-point lead with twenty seconds left. The Hawks held on for the win.
Six Hawks scored in double figures. With Klekas's 17 points, leading the way, Dunklin was next with 16. Lambert, English, and Eden were also in double figures with 15, 13, and 11 respectively.
SDC shot 50 percent from the floor and went 9-of-21 from beyond the arc. The Hawks forced 14 turnovers while only turning the ball over seven times.
The Hawks will have a rest day Friday before taking on William Jessup Saturday at 3 p.m.