|CLAREMONT MUDD SCRIPPS 1-0||40||32||72|
|San Diego Christian 1-1||21||39||60|
|Nov. 15, 2013|
|El Cajon, Calif.|
|CLAREMONT MUDD SCRIPPS||Indv. Leaders||San Diego Christian|
|#14 Tyler Gaffaney - 19||Points||#33 SAHARAN, Andy - 17|
|#33 Shelby Lane - 8||Rebounds||#23 ENGLISH, Trevor - 5|
|2 Players (#20,#34) - 4||Assists||3 Players - 2|
|CLAREMONT MUDD SCRIPPS||Team Statistics||San Diego Christian|
|50% (27 - 54)||Field Goals %||35.4% (17 - 48)|
|43.5% (10 - 23)||3 Point Field Goals %||25% (7 - 28)|
|47.1% (8 - 17)||Free Throws||73.1% (19 - 26)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||7|
EL CAJON, Calif. -- The Stags shot 50 percent from the field and led from start to finish to beat San Diego Christian 72-60 Friday night.
The Hawks were dominated on the boards as well. Claremont-Mudd held the 41-26 advantage, including 13-6 on the offensive side.
"We needed that tonight," Head Coach Tim Cook said about the loss. " Sometimes we have to lose and there is process for what we do. We don't play any bad teams.
It was very disappointing. They were the better program tonight. They came out with a winners mentality and with a mission to win a championship. We are still trying to figure out our process."
With the loss, SDC falls to 1-1 on the early season. The Stags won their season opener.
The Stags rolled out to a quick 13-3 lead just three minutes into the game. Remy Pinson hit two treys for Claremont-Mudd in the early going. He was perfect with his first five shots into the half and finished with a team-high 13 points at the break. He finished with 17. Tyler Gaffaney led all scorers with 19.
Trailing 41-20 at the break, Coach Cook told his men to up the ante on defense.
"We came out with pressure D to start the second half and we needed to change our style. All the credit goes to Claremont. They are a great program. The motion offense was just too much for us."
A 3-pointer by Pinson with 19:09 remaining in the game gave the Stags their largest lead of 24 at 45-21.
The Hawks did what they needed to do to chop away at the lead, little by little. They went on a 14-6 run to get within nine points with just under three to play. But Claremont held steady and finished out the game.
SDC finished shooting 35 percent from the field and only 25 percent from beyond the arc.
Starting Tuesday, the Hawks go on their most difficult road trip of the season playing six games away from the Ryan Athletic Center. Five of the six are against NCAA Div. I opponents. SDC plays the University of Redlands (Nov. 19), San Diego State University (Nov. 20), University of San Diego (Nov. 21), Northern Arizona University (Nov. 23), Fresno State (Nov. 25), and Grand Canyon University (Nov. 29).
Coach Cook knows it will be a challenge for his men.
"There is a purpose to play challenging teams. Our men need to embrace the challenge," Coach Cook said. "We learn a lot when we play different styles of plays from different Div I teams. It is also for us to prepare for a tough conference schedule later down the road."