Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe men sealed up second place in the Mid-Florida Conference on Saturday afternoon at Daytona State College, defeating the Falcons 65-48. The women took a road lost at Hillsborough CC, dropping a tight game to the Hawks 74-71.
Men’s Basketball 65 Daytona State 48
The nation’s leading scorer Bobby Hunter finished up his spectacular regular season with a 23 point performance to lead the Saints to a second place clinching win over the Falcons. SF will now host the MFC Tournament championship game on Tuesday, February 26 in the SF Gym at 7:00 PM against either Daytona or FSC-J. The winner will advance to the FCSAA State Tournament as the MFC #2 seed. MFC champions College of Central Florida has secured the #1 seed.
Santa Fe (19-11, 5-4 MFC) led at half time 33-19 and carried their stifling defense over into the second half. The Saints held the Falcons to just 25% shooting from the field.
“We really did a nice job defensively today,” said Mowry. “It was a physical game and it was tough to score inside for either team. We did what we needed to and now we will start focusing on Tuesday. Whether it’s Daytona or Florida State College, we will have to play a very good game to come away with a win.”
Roody Saint-Germain had 13 points, Jordan Banks scored 11 and Andrea Robinson led Santa Fe with 12 rebounds.
Hillsborough CC 74 Women’s Basketball 71
The Hillsborough Hawks finally got over on the Saints in their third try this season, stealing a win and with it the MFC #2 seed at the FCSAA State Tournament. The loss drops Santa Fe (17-13, 5-7 MFC) to the #3 seed. They will now play Gulf Coast State College in the first round of the State Tournament on Wednesday, March 6 in Marianna at a time to be determined.
Hillsborough led 30-28 at the half and stayed in control in the second period, hanging on for a 74-71 victory.
Monique Bunk had a team high 20 points in the loss, Raquitta Gooden scored 18 and Paulina Zaveckaite had 10 points and 11 rebounds.