|San Diego Christian (Cali||18||21||27||7||8||81|
|La Sierra (Calif.)||13||16||17||27||6||79|
|Dec. 20, 2016|
|San Diego Christian (Cali||Indv. Leaders||La Sierra (Calif.)|
|#11 Danna ROBLES - 17||Points||#2 Celina Calderon - 19|
|#21 Nyadoup LAM - 10||Rebounds||#24 Mikayla Stitt - 11|
|#23 Natalie PERALES - 4||Assists||#3 DeShields Fajardo - 8|
|San Diego Christian (Cali||Team Statistics||La Sierra (Calif.)|
|40.9% (27 - 66)||Field Goals %||41.3% (31 - 75)|
|33.3% (9 - 27)||3 Point Field Goals %||37.5% (3 - 8)|
|78.3% (18 - 23)||Free Throws||63.6% (14 - 22)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||16|
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Up 20 points heading into the fourth quarter, the SDC women's basketball team had all but wrapped up their eleventh win of the season.
But a fierce rally from La Sierra forced OT, which was eventually won by the Hawks, 81-79, Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, SDC improves to 11-1 on the year. LSU falls to 4-9.
Danna Robles starting the scoring off for the Hawks as her trey gave SDC a 3-0 lead. Robles added a jumper and Ny Lam's free throw gave the Hawks a 6-0 lead with 7:31 left in the first.
The Golden Eagles found their first lead in the game as they erased the deficit with a 9-2 run. Down 13-11 with 1:34 in the first, Shantelle Crespin tied the score with a jumper before Robles's 2-pointer and Crepsin's trey gave the Hawks a 5-point lead after the first quarter.
With the Hawks up eight in the second, the Golden Eagles again went on a run to erase the score with Amanda Sanchez's jumper tied the score at 27-27. SDC shook off the rust and was able to take control ending the half on a 12-2 run and taking a 10-point lead into the break.
SDC erupted in the third, outscoring LSU 27-17 taking their 20-point lead into the fourth quarter.
Natalie Perales hit one of two free throws with 5:22 left in the game as the Hawks led 72-56. But SDC would only score one point in the last five minutes with La Sierra forcing six turnovers and being able to rally bringing the score down to one point with 22 seconds left. Anessa Wolfblack was fouled with nine seconds left but hit only one of two free throws with SDC now leading 73-71. Alexis Davis hit a jumper with two seconds left that forced overtime and LSU's giant comeback from 20 points down.
The momentum carried into the first OT period as LSU scored the first four points. Another Perales free throw and a Saskia Giesselbach bucket drop the Hawks deficit to one. Davis hit a shot 15 seconds later giving the Golden Eagles yet again another 3-point lead with 1:04 left in OT. Robles hit two free throws and Shayleen Toehe hit a crucial 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to seal the deal. The Golden Eagles had three tries in the final seconds to force another OT period but all three attempts missed the mark.
Robles led the team with 17 points. Giesselbach and Crepsin both chipped in 16 points off the bench. Perales added 14 points. Nyadoup Lam finished with five points and 10 rebounds.
The Hawks will a nice Christmas break before their next game in nine days on Dec. 29 as they travel to Point Loma in an exhibition starting at 5:30 p.m.