CRC Hawks (7-12, 1-6) @ #12 Santa Rosa College (14-5, 6-1)
@ Santa Rosa College
Santa Rosa, Calif – CRC (7-12, 1-6) started off the game a bit slow offensively against the Bearcubs of #12 Santa Rosa (14-5, 6-1), and found themselves down 19-8 at the 10:08 mark. Then, after a Hawks timeout, CRC crept back into it.
The stretch began with a Brandon Gray three from a Kenneth Cooley assist. Then, Cooley hit a shot in the paint. Gray followed that up with back-to-back And-1 layups. Scoring on four straight possessions, the Hawks tied the game at 21-21 with 6:00 remaining. The Hawks kept it close at 33-28 going into the locker room.
In the second frame, Cosumnes River stayed within striking distance down 48-47 after Ju'Vae Randolph hit a jumper off a screen from Dillon Iyawe with 9:15 remaining. The Hawks were playing solid defense and getting good shots from the floor. However, over the next six offensive possessions for the Hawks, they couldn't score. SRJC went on an 8-0 during that Hawks drought and extended their lead 56-47 with 4:55 left.
The Hawks got to within 59-54 when Rashaad Guthery scored on an And-1 drive to the basket with 2:35 in the game. Unfortunately, the Hawks couldn't come back and dropped the game 70-58.
The Hawks remain on the road this week competing in Rocklin against Big8 opponent Sierra at 5:30pm Friday.