For the first time in program history Point Loma is headed to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
The Sea Lions outlasted Saint Martin's 60-54 to claim the program's first West Region Championship. Point Loma's win avenges a November loss to the Saints.
NBA prospect Daulton Hommes was the difference in a close ball game. The six-foot-eight-inch guard hit key three-pointers in the second half to briefly make it a double-digit game. He added another with a little over four minutes left to keep Saint Martin's at arms length.
They’re partying in Point Loma!@plnubasketball beats Saint Martin’s 60-54 to win the NCAA Division II West Region Championship.
Sea Lions are on to the Elite Eight. pic.twitter.com/hYk2GAnqMc
— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) March 19, 2019
Hommes finished with 25 points. Forward Ziggy Satterthwaite added 15 points, and hit key buckets at the end of the first half to give the Sea Lions a 30-24 halftime lead.
Ryan Looney's program now heads to Evansville, Indiana for the Elite Eight. They'll play for a spot in the Final Four on March 27th.