January 29, 2018 – The Saints men’s basketball team picked up a much needed win, while the women’s team took their first conference loss of the season Saturday against Daytona State.
The SF men needed a win to keep pace in the Mid-Florida Conference and they did just that, earning a 68-65 victory. The win moves SF to 17-6 overall and 4-2 in the MFC.
“Really good win against a good Daytona team, I’m really happy for our guys,” said SF Coach Chris Mowry. “This was a hard fought game by both teams. They really get after it defensively and made it hard to move the ball.”
Brady Fernandes was a force off the bench, scoring 13 points in 19 minutes of action, including key free throws down the stretch. Alsean Evens also had 13 points coming off the bench. Malik Morrow finished with 11 points and Darrell Jones had nine points and seven rebounds.
The Saints will be on the road Monday, Jan. 29, for a nonconference game against Pasco-Hernando State College at 7 p.m.
The SF women found baskets hard to come by in their game against Daytona State as they were handed a 64-54 defeat, their first conference loss of the season.
SF (14-10, 4-1 MFC) scored just 21 points in the first half and trailed 32-21 after the first 20 minutes of action. They rallied in the second half and cut the lead to just two points at the end of the third quarter, but a three point buzzer beater by the Falcons pushed it back to five heading into the fourth.
As a team, SF made just 4-of-31 three point attempts, but despite the cold shooting, were in the game down the stretch.
Rhea Smith lead SF scorers with 11 points and Stephanie Jackson had 10 points and seven rebounds.
The Saints will hit the road Saturday, Feb. 3, when they travel to the College of Central Florida for a conference game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
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