SANTA ANA, Calif. – Freshman forward Jalani Horn went off for a season high 32 points in Friday's matchup with No. 3 Santiago Canyon but it wasn't enough as the Santa Ana men's basketball team fell 90-72.
Horn went 10-17 from the field with three long balls to keep the Dons within reach. He also grabbed another season high 18 rebounds, giving him six double-doubles on the season.
The Dons found themselves down 16 (50-34) at the half after seeing the Hawks shoot 51.4 percent from the field and 40 percent from three point range the first half.
Santa Ana made some adjustments at the break and chipped away early in the second to cut the lead to eight (51-43) with 15:38 left on the clock.
But the Hawks responded with a 7-0 run, pushing the lead back to double-figures to keep the Dons at bay.
Other top performers for Santa Ana included Ronald Ellison and Sean Githens. Ellison finished with 13 points and four rebounds while Githens gave SAC a boost off the bench with 10 points and five boards.
UP NEXT: Santa Ana (7-12, 2-5) will be on the road against Orange Coast on Wednesday (1/22) and then play host to No. 2 Fullerton on Friday (1/24).