December 15, 2010 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 firstname.lastname@example.org
SF MEN’S BASKETBALL
OUTSIDE SHOOTING LEADS SAINTS PAST BREVARD, 90-68
Gainesville, FL – The FCCAA #7 Santa Fe Saints (11-4) shot a scorching 63% (33-for-52) from the field and 60% (12-for-20) from the three point line on Wednesday afternoon to cruise past Brevard CC, 90-68.
“This was a very nice win today,” said SF coach Chris Mowry. “Our players did a great job moving the ball, playing unselfishly and making shots. We talked about playing with a lot of energy, not being too relaxed and they stepped up and did what they needed to do.”
Chad Renfro led the charge, nailing four three pointers in the game’s first four minutes, and six overall. He finished with a game high 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Anthony Nwadigo (pictured) was also on fire, scoring a career high 19 points on 80% shooting, including 3-for-3 from three point range.
“Chad got us off to a great start with those four threes,” said Mowry. “He gave us a nice cushion and our guys were able to play with no pressure. Anthony gave us a great boost off the bench and shot exceptionally well.”
Santa Fe led early on and never looked back, taking a double digit lead just five minutes into the game and stretched it to 17 at the break, 49-32.
Renfro picked up where he left on in the first half, scoring nine straight points for SF to open the second period. Nwadigo took over from there and scored 16 of the Saints next 20 points to push the margin to 78-55 with 7:30 left to play.
The Titans would not get the score back under 20 as SF continued to control the pace down the stretch. Jerome Clyburn put the finishing touches on the victory with two free throws to make the final score 90-68.
“We did a great job in the second half maintaining our lead, not letting them back in it,” said Mowry. “We were concerned about their team speed, and they were able to penetrate on us a little more than we would like, but besides that, we did a nice job defending and rebounding over both halves.”
Santa Fe shot 85.7% (12-for-14) from the foul line and dished out 20 assists as a team.
Mike Washington joined Renfro and Nwadigo in double figures, scoring 11. Branimir Mikulic led the team in rebounds with six and Marko Djekovic had eight assists and Jerome Clyburn six.
The Saints next games will be on the road in Winter Haven at the Polk Classic on December 18 and 19. They will take on Aiken Tech, a team they beat 70-62 in the first game of the season, on Saturday at 1:00pm and battle Wake Tech on Sunday at 1:00pm.
“We have two tough games coming up this weekend,” said Mowry. “Aiken gave us all we could handle earlier this year and Wake is a very well coached, talented team. We will need to limit our mistakes and play good defense if we want to get a couple wins.”
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