Saints Open State Tournament Play Tonight Against Miami Dade at 9:00 PM EST

March 2, 2011 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 scott.jamison@sfcollege.edu

SF WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

SAINTS FACE MIAMI DADE IN FIRST ROUND OF FCCAA STATE TOURNAMENT ON MARCH 2

Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe Saints (17-12, 9-3 MFC) travel to Marianna, FL on March 2 for the 40th Annual Women’s FCCAA /NJCAA Region VIII State Tournament on March 2-5 where they will look to win their first state tournament game since 1985. The Saints play the final game of day one at 8:00 PM CST (9:00 PM EST). Fans can watch live on www.psblive.com.

This is the fifth straight appearance for SF. Three of their previous four first round matchups (2007-10) have come against the eventual State Champion or runner-up.

The Mid-Florida Conference champion and #1 seed Saints first round opponent is Southern Conference third seed Miami-Dade College. The Sharks finished the regular season with an 11-14 overall record and a 5-3 mark in conference play. The two teams met on November 20 at the College of Central Florida Tournament in Ocala with the Saints pulling out an 85-77 victory and again on December 3 at the Florida Colleges Shootout where SF won 85-76.

“Miami is a very good team that rebounds well and plays hard,” said SF coach Chanda Stebbins. “It’s tough to beat a team three times in one season and we know we will have our hands full on March 2.”

Every game of the tournament will be carried live via streaming video on www.psblive.com. For complete information including full brackets, directions to Chipola College, and ticket information please use the following link: http://www.chipola.edu/fccaa/index.htm

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