It took an extra period, but the Santa Fe Saints started the Mid-Florida Conference portion of their season off on the right foot Saturday, picking up a road win over Hillsborough CC 70-61 in Tampa.
The Saints (8-6, 1-0 MFC) had the ball on the final possession with a chance to win, but the shot by Arianna Emanuel-Wright was just off the mark, sending the game to overtime.
Santa Fe was dominant in the OT period, outscoring the Hawks 11-2 over the five-minute stretch, securing their eighth win of the season. Corey Staples was clutch from the free throw line, making all four of her attempts.
Emanuel-Wright scored a game high 19 points, Corey Staples had 15, and Morgan Sams 10.
The Saints next game will be another MFC contest against Florida State College-Jacksonville Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in Gainesville.
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