|San Diego Christian (Cali||36||45||81|
|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||43||43||86|
|Nov. 5, 2016|
|San Diego Christian (Cali||Indv. Leaders||Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.|
|#01 Isaiah MILAN - 24||Points||2 Players (#1,#3) - 14|
|2 Players (#02,#05) - 6||Rebounds||#25 Jorge Cano - 9|
|#05 Derek NOVSEK - 5||Assists||3 Players - 2|
|San Diego Christian (Cali||Team Statistics||Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.|
|46.2% (30 - 65)||Field Goals %||50.9% (27 - 53)|
|36.8% (7 - 19)||3 Point Field Goals %||25% (4 - 16)|
|77.8% (14 - 18)||Free Throws||77.8% (28 - 36)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||12|
MESA, Ariz. – Benedictine shot 51 percent from the field and added 28 points off free-throws to overcome Derek Novsek's second-consecutive 20 point game and Isaiah Milan's 24 as they defeated the Hawks 86-81 Saturday night.
With the loss, SDC falls to 1-2 on the season. The Redhawks improve to 3-1.
Novsek and Milan opened the game with an and one play and jumper for a 5-0 lead in the first 1:21. The Hawks continued to lead for most of the first half but the Redhawks grabbed their first advantage with 8:00 in the half. Benedictine would lead the rest of the way including a 7-point advantage into the halftime break.
Midway through the second half things looked grim for the Hawks as the Redhawks grew their lead by as much as 20 points. But instead of backing down and giving up, the Hawks were able to go on a 35-15 run in a 10 minute span to tie the game at 79-79 with less than a minute left.
The Redhawks were able to hold on as they made most of their free-throw attempts as well as force some turnovers to secure the win.
SDC will get a week off before playing their first NCAA exhibition game of the season against CSU Bakersfield on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.