|San Diego Christian 1-0||40||44||84|
|Nov. 3, 2014|
|El Cajon, CA|
|Bethesda||Indv. Leaders||San Diego Christian|
|#12 CHAVEZ, Daniel - 17||Points||#21 THOMPSON, Derrick - 21|
|#02 WARE, Mark - 6||Rebounds||#12 LAMBERT, Michael - 10|
|#55 KING, Eric - 6||Assists||#01 ENGLISH, Trevor - 5|
|Bethesda||Team Statistics||San Diego Christian|
|50.9% (28 - 55)||Field Goals %||59.3% (32 - 54)|
|42.9% (3 - 7)||3 Point Field Goals %||37.5% (9 - 24)|
|50% (6 - 12)||Free Throws||61.1% (11 - 18)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||12|
EL CAJON, Calif.—For the second straight year, the Hawks opened up their season with a win, as SDC defeated Bethesda Christian University 84-65 Monday night.
While the Hawks won their season opener to start off with a perfect 1-0 record, the Flames fall in their first game of the season to drop to 0-1.
SDC wasted little time getting on the scoreboard.
Rodriguez hit one of his treys just 17 seconds into the game to give the Hawks the early 3-0 lead. Rodriguez converted on a layup to increase the lead to 5-0 after Peter Beale-Wirsing blocked a Flames shot shortly before. Beale-Wirsing ended with two blocks, leading all players.
Later in the half, Davis hit a 3-pointer with 6:26 remaining to give SDC their biggest lead of the first 36-17. Bethesda ended the half with a 12-4 run to shrink the Hawks lead to 11 at the break.
The Flames would also score the next eight points after half to only trail by three as the Hawks missed the first two shots and turning the ball over three times in the span of three minutes.
Thompson ended the scoreless drought with a three to extend the lead back to six, 43-37.
Leading by just seven points with seven minutes left, Shayne Travers shifted the momentum of the game with a big layup, drawing contact. He missed his free-throw attempt but then stole the ball from Corbin Jones and made an easy layup for four quick points.
During that stretch, the Hawks scored 12 straight points to blow the game away. Prince Arceneaux made a layup with thirty seconds left to give SDC a game-high 22 point lead.
SDC finished the game shooting 59.3 percent from the floor and 9-of-24 from beyond the arc. Michael Lambert finished the game with 10 rebounds, tops for both teams.
The Hawks will play their next game on Friday at Grossmont College against Northwest University. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.