November 4, 2011 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 email@example.com
SF MEN’S BASKETBALL
WISEMAN, CONWAY LEAD SAINTS PAST RISE ACADEMY, 101-79
Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe Saints broke the 100 point barrier for the second straight game, this time against RISE Academy and were led in the 101-79 win by sophomores Josh Wiseman (pictured top) and Matt Conway (pictured bottom) who scored 26 and 22 points respectively.
“This was a good win for us, I’m really happy with our defense in the first half,” said SF Coach Chris Mowry. “Matt did a nice job at the beginning of the game shooting the ball and Josh also did a great job all game knocking down open jumpers.”
The Saints got off to a big start in the first half, building a double digit lead by the twelve minute mark on the strength of eight Conway points. SF stretched the lead from there, taking a 46-25 lead into the break.
Santa Fe held the Hawks to just 32% shooting and two offensive rebounds over the first 20 minutes. The Saints shot 46% in the first half on 18-of-38 from the field.
RISE chipped away at the lead in the second half, trimming the margin to as little as 11. SF answered over the final six minutes, outscoring RISE 24-13 to cap the 101-79 victory. Conway and Wiseman combined to score 26 of the Saints final 28 points of the game.
“I thought our guys played very unselfishly today and shot the ball well from the perimeter,” said Mowry. “On the negative side, 20 turnovers is way too many, we need to clean that up and need to play strong defense all 40 minutes.”
The Saints finished the game shooting 46% from the field, 38% from the three point line and 77% from the free throw line.
Joining Conway and Wiseman in double figures were Altavious Carter with 16 points and eight rebounds and Kevin Harden 11 points and five rebounds. Marko Djekovic finished the game with eight assists and Brian Holmes dished out seven to go with five points. Paul Stone had a game high nine rebounds and seven points.
The Saints will have a week off before welcoming Tallahassee CC to the Santa Fe Gym on Friday, November 11 at 4:00 PM.
“Tallahassee is an outstanding basketball team,” said Mowry. “This will be a big step up in terms of competition and our guys have a week to get ready and prepared for the Eagles.”
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