|Vanguard University 14-2, 1-0||41||43||84|
|San Diego Christian 4-6, 0-1||28||47||75|
|Jan. 14, 2014|
|El Cajon, Calif.|
|Vanguard University||Indv. Leaders||San Diego Christian|
|#22 JONES, DeAngelo - 26||Points||#01 BRANDON, Kwaminique - 17|
|#23 ALLMON, Zach - 10||Rebounds||#21 LAMBERT, Michael - 6|
|#03 GORMAN, Chris - 7||Assists||#01 BRANDON, Kwaminique - 4|
|Vanguard University||Team Statistics||San Diego Christian|
|47.4% (27 - 57)||Field Goals %||45.6% (26 - 57)|
|46.7% (7 - 15)||3 Point Field Goals %||35% (7 - 20)|
|79.3% (23 - 29)||Free Throws||66.7% (16 - 24)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||10|
EL CAJON, Calif. – The Men's basketball battle and battle but couldn't make the final push against No. 20 ranked Vanguard University Tuesday night as the Hawks dropped the conference opener 84-75.
With the win, the Lions move to 14-2 overall and 1-0 in GSAC play. The Hawks fall to 4-6 and 0-1 in conference.
SDC held the early lead. Trevor English scored four of the first six points in the opening minutes as the Hawks led 6-3 with 16:51 remaining. That was the last lead SDC held as the Lions grabbed it and didn't let the lead go. A Rafael Rodriguez 3-pointer cut the lead to 11-10 in favor of the Lions, but Vanguard held serve and led at the break up 41-28.
The Hawks would get the deficit down to five points three times and four points twice late in the second half. Two consecutive 3-pointers and a layup by Kwaminique Brandon cut the Lion lead to 72-68 with 3:15 left in the game.
But Vanguard would end the game on a 12-7 run to secure the victory.
For the game the Hawks shot 45.6 percent from the field including 7-of-20 from beyond the arc. The Lions were a little better in both categories shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 7-of-15 from deep.
Five Hawks players were in double figures. Brandon led the team with 17 points followed by Josh Richardson with 14 points. Trevor English chipped in 12 points. Rodriguez and Dickerson tallied 11 and 10 points respectively.
Vanguard won the rebound battle 40-29 and turnover battle 10-12.
DeAngelo Jones scored a game-high 26 points for Vanguard. Zach Almon was next with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
The Hawks will be back in action on Saturday as they host Westmont in the Ryan Athletic Center. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.