February 5, 2011
Contact: Scott Jamison
SF MEN’S BASKETBALL
LATE GAME HEROICS LEAD DAYTONA PAST SANTA FE, 69-68
Gainesville, FL – Daytona State’s Marquis Glaze came up big for the Falcons on Saturday afternoon in Gainesville, hitting a game winning jumper with 2.9 seconds remaining to give DSC the 69-68 victory over Santa Fe. The win was the first this season for Daytona against SF. The Saints (17-10, 4-5 MFC) won the previous two matchups on the road.
The game was close throughout, with neither team holding more than a six point lead. Over the final 15 minutes of the game, the largest lead was three points for Daytona and was never more than two at any other point. There were a total of eight ties and 19 lead changes in the contest.
“This was a good, hard fought game by both teams and was a lot of fun to be a part of,” said SF coach Chris Mowry. “Marquis is a great player and was able to make a tough off balance shot at the end to beat us.”
The Saints struggled defensively in the first half allowing Daytona to shoot 52% from the field and make seven three pointers. Despite their troubles on defense, SF trailed just 39-38 at the break but Coach Mowry was not satisfied with the effort.
“Where we lost the game was in the first half,” said Mowry. “We turned it over nine times and gave up way too many points. Offensively we played well but just didn’t contest their shots like we needed to.”
The second half was no different than the first as the teams traded the lead 14 times and were tied another five times.
Brenton Williams gave SF a 68-67 lead when he slipped past the Falcons defense for a back door pass and an easy layup on an inbounds play with 14 seconds to go. Marquis Glaze would not allow Daytona to go down for a third time to the Saints as he took the ball down the court and arched in a fade away 17 foot jumper with 2.9 seconds. Chad Renfro tried a desperation three quarter court heave as time expired but came up just short.
Brenton Williams led SF with 20 points and seven rebounds, Jerome Clyburn had 18 points and Branimir Mikulic scored 17 points, including five three pointers.
The Saints host the College of Central Florida on Wednesday, February 9 at 8:00 pm. The game can be watched live on www.psblive.com.
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