January 21, 2012 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 firstname.lastname@example.org
SF MEN’S BASKETBALL
SAINTS ROUT ST. JOHN’S RIVER, 103-75
Palatka, FL – The Santa Fe Saints (17-3, 3-1 MFC) made easy work of the St. John’s River State College Vikings on Saturday, nailing 10 three pointers in a 103-75 victory. Matt Conway led the charge, scoring 23 points, 17 of them in the second half.
Santa Fe jumped out early on and led 49-33 at halftime, thanks in part to nine first half points from Brian Holmes and eight from Kevin Harden.
“We did a good job getting off to good start on defense,” said SF Coach Chris Mowry. “We eventually came around shooting the ball and were able to stretch the lead to 16 at the break.”
The second half was back and forth until a flurry by the Saints pushed the margin to a game high 31 points. Conway and Harden scored double digits in the second half to help break the game open. James Williams also had a big second half in his home town of Palatka, scoring seven points.
“Matt shot the ball really well, especially over the final 20 minutes,” said Mowry. “James played great off the bench and had his best game of the season by far. Kevin and Brian did a real nice job controlling the tempo and handling the ball for us.”
Six Saints scored in double figures on the afternoon. Conway led all scorers with 23, Harden finished with 19, Holmes and Altavious Carter each had 14, Williams scored 13 and Junior McLeod pitched in 10.
“Great effort all game by our guys today,” said Mowry. “We took care of business on the road like we needed to and now we have to prepare for College of Central Florida on Wednesday at home.”
The Saints welcome the Patriots to the SF Gym on Wednesday, January 25 for an 8:00 PM tip-off. This is the second meeting this season between the two teams. CCF defeated Santa Fe 78-56 on January 7 in Ocala.
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