|San Diego Christian 4-7, 0-3 GSAC||19||33||52|
|Hope International University 10-4,1-1 GSAC||55||38||93|
|Jan. 3, 2017|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Leaders||Hope International University|
|#01 Isaiah Milan - 17||Points||#02 Donny Punter - 24|
|2 Players (#02,#15) - 4||Rebounds||#32 Liam Hunt - 9|
|#02 Hayden Fredrick - 4||Assists||#32 Liam Hunt - 6|
|San Diego Christian||Team Statistics||Hope International University|
|34.4% (21 - 61)||Field Goals %||63.6% (35 - 55)|
|9.5% (2 - 21)||3 Point Field Goals %||55.6% (5 - 9)|
|36.4% (8 - 22)||Free Throws||69.2% (18 - 26)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||10|
FULLERTON, Calif. – Looking to grab their first GSAC win of the season, the Royals of Hope International had other plans for SDC handing them a xx-xx loss on Tuesday night.
With the loss, the Hawks remain without a GSAC win and their record sits at 4-8 overall and 0-3 in conference. The No. 15 Royals improve to 11-4 on the season and 1-1 in the GSAC.
The Royals took it to the Hawks from the get-go starting on a 14-0 run. Nathan Klekas scored the first point for SDC making one of two free throws. HIU then rolled out seven straight points for a 21-1 lead with 12:55 remaining in the first. Klekas this time added a field goal for the third points 13 seconds later. The Royals would lead by as much as 36 in the first half, the ending score after 20 minutes. SDC trailed 55-19 at the break.
The Hawks were able to bring the deficit down to 26 in the second half. Klekas scored six straight points for the Hawks, now trailing 63-37 with 14:49 to go in the game. That was the closest SDC would get for the rest of the game.
SDC shot 35 percent from the field including just nine percent from beyond the arc. Isaiah Milan led the team with 17 points, shooting 50 percent from the field. Luis Salgado was next with 10 and Klekas finished with nine.
The Hawks will continue their road trip in their next game as they travel east to take on Arizona Christian on Saturday.