Santa Barbara, CA- With both teams playing in their first GSAC Semi-finals ever on a neutral court, the team that executed out of the gate would grab the momentum. On Saturday, that was third seeded Arizona Christian as they led wire-to-wire in their 93-78 win over second seeded Hope International. For the Royals, Junior Jeremy Kilgore had a team high 17 points.
Fullerton, CA- Making their first ever appearance in the GSAC Playoffs, Hope International excited their fans with a 58-56 thrilling win against Biola on Thursday evening. With the Royals down one in the closing seconds, Junior Jeremy Kilgore nailed a three pointer to give HIU the win. Senior Kris Rosales, playing for the final time in the Darling Pavilion, delivered 20 points and 5 assists.
Fullerton, CA- Senior guard Kris Rosales and Junior guard Jeremy Kilgore were named to the 2012-13 Men's Basketball All-GSAC team as announced by the Golden State Athletic Conference on Wednesday. Rosales was actually named the Men's Basketball GSAC Player of the Year.
Fullerton, CA- On Saturday, Hope International Men's Basketball made a splash when they qualified as the second seed for their first ever GSAC Tournament appearance with a 50-44 win over The Master's. In a battle of defenses, 12 points was the most scored by any player (TMC's Devin Dyer). Senior Kris Rosales and Junior Jeremy Kilgore both scored 11 points for the Royals.
Fullerton, CA- Poor shooting was Hope International's demise on Tuesday as they fell 62-47 to San Diego Christian. They made just 28.1% of their shots on the night and 25% in the second half. Senior Orlando Collins still managed to produce a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.