Santa Fe College Saints Defeat Gordon State Highlanders

The Santa Fe Saints made up a seven point halftime deficit Wednesday night in Gainesville against Gordon State College, defeating the Highlanders 77-76 for their fourth straight win, and ninth in their last 10.  SF improves to 11-4 on the season and Gordon falls to 8-3.

“This was a really good win for our team,” said SF Coach Chris Mowry.  “Gordon is a very talented team.  I’m proud of the way we battled and fought back.”

The Saints trailed by seven at the half, but rallied midway through the second half with a 14-2 run to jump ahead 56-51.  Santa Fe lead by as many as nine but the Highlanders chipped away, getting it to five with 30 seconds to go.  Derek St. Hilaire nailed a three pointer and drew a foul, completing an improbable four point play to make it a one point contest.

Josh Hawkins calmly stepped up to the line and made both free throws to push it back to a three point lead.  Gordon couldn’t get more than a put back layup after a missed three and Santa Fe ran out the final second to secure the win.

Josh Hawkins led all scorers with 23 points, continuing his offensive tear.  David-Lee Jones had 19 points and D-Juan Taylor Hodge 15.

The Saints will be on the road Friday at Indian River State College to face the Pioneers at 4 p.m.

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