|Arizona Christian 16-4, 2-3||45||43||88|
|San Diego Christian 6-8, 2-3||25||51||76|
|Jan. 28, 2014|
|El Cajon, Calif.|
|Arizona Christian||Indv. Leaders||San Diego Christian|
|#14 UQDAH, Talib - 27||Points||#11 RODRIGUEZ, Rafael - 20|
|#44 OLIVEIRA, Mateus - 10||Rebounds||#21 LAMBERT, Michael - 10|
|#03 NEWMAN, Brandon - 5||Assists||#01 BRANDON, Kwaminique - 7|
|Arizona Christian||Team Statistics||San Diego Christian|
|50.8% (30 - 59)||Field Goals %||43.1% (28 - 65)|
|45.8% (11 - 24)||3 Point Field Goals %||32% (8 - 25)|
|68% (17 - 25)||Free Throws||57.1% (12 - 21)|
|12||2nd Chance Pts||9|
EL CAJON, Calif. – Talib Uqdah scored 27 points and Jordan Block added 14 as the Firestorm of Arizona Christian defeated SDC 88-76 Tuesday night.
Uqdah was red hot from the 3-point range hitting 7-of-8. He shot 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 6-8 overall and 2-3 in GSAC play. ACU improves to 16-4 and 2-3 in conference.
The Firestorm led from start to finish as they jumped out to a huge lead 21-5 with 12:06 remaining. A jumper from Michael Lambert with 7:30 left in the half got the ACU lead to 11 before the Firestorm went on a 19-10 run to close out the half.
ACU led 45-25 at the break.
Each team traded baskets for the first four minutes of the second half before the Hawks went on a 10-4 run to get the game within 11 points. But just when SDC was clawing back in, the Firestorm quickly erased the run with one of their own. Block hit a jumper with 8:31 remaining to get the lead back up to 22 points.
SDC would never get the deficit under 12 the rest of the game as the Firestorm held on for the win.
The Hawks shot 43.1 percent from the field including 32 percent from 3-point range. ACU was 50.8 percent from the field and 45.8 from deep.
ACU dominated the boards leading the category 46-28 on the night. Each team had five steals. SDC was held to just nine turnovers while forcing 14.
The Hawks welcome The Master's College on Saturday night at 7:30 in the Ryan Athletic Center.