|San Diego Christian 8-15, 4-10 GSAC||37||44||81|
|Vanguard University 24-6, 11-3 GSAC||53||40||93|
|Mar. 1, 2014|
|COSTA MESA, Calif.|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Leaders||Vanguard University|
|#23 ENGLISH, Trevor - 17||Points||#04 WYNNE, Preston - 23|
|#21 LAMBERT, Michael - 9||Rebounds||#23 ALLMON, Zach - 10|
|#01 BRANDON, Kwaminique - 6||Assists||#22 JONES, DeAngelo - 7|
|San Diego Christian||Team Statistics||Vanguard University|
|47.5% (28 - 59)||Field Goals %||46% (29 - 63)|
|50% (11 - 22)||3 Point Field Goals %||36.7% (11 - 30)|
|70% (14 - 20)||Free Throws||80% (24 - 30)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||18|
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The No. 10 ranked Vanguard Lions used a big first half to defeat the Hawks 93-81 Saturday night in the last regular season game for both teams.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 8-15 and 4-10 in GSAC play. The Lions improve to 24-6 and 11-3 in conference to win the regular season championship.
SDC kept it close for most of the first half as Kwaminique Brandon converted on a free throw attempt with 5:21 remaining to tie it up 34-34.
Then the Lions went on a 19-4 run to end the half for a 53-37 lead.
SDC outscored Vanguard 43-40 in the second half.
The Hawks shot well from the floor shooting at a 47.5 percent clip. SDC had 4 players in double figures with Trevor English leading the way for the Hawks. English had 17 with Brandon right behind him at 16 followed by Derek Dickerson (13) and Rafael Rodriguez (12). Michael Lambert tallied six points and nine rebounds.
Vanguard went 46 percent from the field and 36.7 from beyond the arc. Preston Wynne led all scorers with 23 points. Chris Gorman added 21 for the Lions.
SDC will turn around and play this same Vanguard team in the first round of the GSAC tournament Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Hawks also fell earlier in the season to the Lions at the Ryan Athletic Center 84-75 back on Jan. 14.
The No. 2 seed Arizona Christian will host No. 7 The Master's College. No. 6 seed Concordia will visit No. 3 Hope International, while No. 5 seed Westmont will travel to No. 4 Biola.
Winners of the first round will advance to the semifinals, which will be played at the highest seeds, on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 pm. The championship will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 8:00 pm and will be televised by FOX College Sports and FOX Prime Ticket.
Ticket prices for the GSAC Tournament Quarterfinals (first round) are $10 for adults, $5 for GSAC students and children 18 and under, and $8 for seniors (age 62+).