Basketball (W)

Knights Use 31-5 Run To Finish Off Grossmont, 64-45

2/22/2013

The Knights were down seven points early in the second half, but used a 31-5 run to finish the game and defeated Grossmont, 64-45 in the final game of the 2012-13 season. The Knights, under first-year Head Coach Andrea Aguilar, finished the season on a two-game winning streak and tied the best record in the program's history at 12-15. The Knights achieved a 7-5 PCAC record which was the best in the school's history.

Melanie San Nicolas led the Knights with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting, 5-of-8 from beyond the 3-point line. Diana Leasau had 16 points and five rebounds, while Maria Torres added 16 points and 14 rebounds off the bench.

After the teams played to a 30-30 tie at the end of the first half, Grossmont began the second half with a 10-3 run to take their largest lead of the game at 40-33 with 13:48 remaining. The Knights, however,  turned things around in a hurry. A 9-1 run capped off by a 3-pointer from Amanda Allen gave the Knights a 42-41 lead and they were only getting started. 

The Knights hit six 3-pointers in the 2nd half, with four of them coming from San Nicolas, and held Grossmont to 25% from the floor in the second half. That combination did the Griffins in as the Knights finished the game with what ended up being a 31-5 run.

SDCC forced Grossmont into 20 turnovers and scored 28 points off them. The Knights also took advantage of their offensive rebounds by outscoring Grossmont, 29-12, on second chance points.

SDCC's 7-5 conference record was good enough for a third place finish in the PCAC, their best in history.