Milliken and Hunter Lead Saints Past Rise Academy, 88-53

Milliken and Hunter Lead Saints Past Rise Academy, 88-53

#12 Chad Milliken


Gainesville, FL – Santa Fe sophomore guard Bobby Hunter followed up his 31 point performance Thursday night with a 25 point outing on Friday against Rise Academy in the final game of the SF Tip-off Classic to lead the Saints to an 88-53 victory. Freshman Chad Milliken nailed five three pointers in the winning effort, finishing with 17 points.

“This was a good way to finish the opening weekend,” said SF Coach Chris Mowry. “Our guys played hard and did a nice job pulling away in the second half.”

Rise (0-2) stayed with SF for a majority of the first half but a 14-2 run over the final 2:45, paced by seven from Jordan Banks, gave the Saints a 37-21 lead at the half time break.

Santa Fe (2-0) poured it on in the second half, pulling away at the ten minute mark and outscored Rise 40-17 the rest of the way.

Over the final 20 minutes, the Saints made 6-of-8 three pointers, shot 56.7% from the field and hit on 11-of-12 free throws to spark the blowout victory.

Freshman Jordan Banks finished the game with 12 points, Takija Knight had eight points and nine rebounds and Deonte Moore scored nine points and pulled down eight boards.

“This is certainly a team that is going to continue to get better on a game by game basis,” said Mowry. “Having such a young team, they are still getting used to everything. We have a week of practice to work through some things before we play a very good Tallahassee team next Friday.”

The Eagles of Tallahassee CC come to Gainesville on Friday, November 9 for a game scheduled for 6:00 PM.

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