|San Diego Christian (Cali||45||37||82|
|La Sierra (Calif.)||30||32||62|
|Dec. 20, 2016|
|San Diego Christian (Cali||Indv. Leaders||La Sierra (Calif.)|
|#05 Derek NOVSEK - 26||Points||#5 Kyle Hamilton - 12|
|2 Players (#12,#20) - 6||Rebounds||#10 Eduardo Gomez del Casal - 17|
|#02 Hayden FREDRICK - 7||Assists||#5 Kyle Hamilton - 4|
|San Diego Christian (Cali||Team Statistics||La Sierra (Calif.)|
|47% (31 - 66)||Field Goals %||35.6% (21 - 59)|
|38.5% (10 - 26)||3 Point Field Goals %||7.7% (1 - 13)|
|66.7% (10 - 15)||Free Throws||65.5% (19 - 29)|
|5||2nd Chance Pts||15|
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Looking to end a four-game skid, the SDC men's basketball team took down La Sierra 82-62 on Tuesday night behind Derek Novsek's 26 points.
With the win, the Hawks improve to 4-7 on the year. The Golden Eagles remain winless at 0-13.
Isaiah Milan scored the first two points of the game which started a 12-0 start for the Hawks. Luis Salgado added five points and Novsek added a trey. Milan hit a 3-pointer with 14:06 remaining in the half as SDC led 19-4.
The Golden Eagles brought down their deficit to single digits with five minutes to play but the Hawks added two free throws to give the Hawks a 14-point lead at the break.
In the second half, the Hawks kept their double-digit advantage throughout the second. They led by as much as 28 points. SDC shot 47 percent from the floor. They forced 19 turnovers which led to 15 points. The Golden Eagles did outrebound the Hawks 45-38.
Novsek shot 50 percent from the floor, including 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. He also hit 100 percent of his free throws to improve on his national ranking. Before the game, Novsek ranked seventh in the NAIA with a .909 percentage.
Milan added 11 points and four steals. Nathan Klekas scored 10 points and six rebounds.
The Hawks will enjoy the Christmas break with a nine-day layoff before they travel to Point Loma on Dec. 29. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.