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Evans Pours in 18 to Lead SF Past CAI

Evans Pours in 18 to Lead SF Past CAI

November 17, 2017

Gainesville, FL – Alsean Evans had another solid all around effort for the Santa Fe Saints on Friday evening, scoring 18 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, and a steal in 25 minutes to lead SF past Clearwater Academy International 78-59.

The Saints (6-1) continued to score at an efficient rate, despite a cold shooting night from behind the three point line (27%).  They made up for it on the free throw line (16-for-19, 84%) and shot an efficient 45% from the field.

The first and second half mirrored each other identically for the Saints.  They scored 39 points, made 14-of-31 shots, three three pointers, and eight free throws in each half.

Malik Morrow contributed at both ends with 10 points and eight rebounds, Brady Fernandes had 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting, and Ivan Smith had 10 points, going 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

"We had a lot of different guys contribute tonight," said SF Coach Chris Mowry.  "Alsean and Malik really contributed in a lot of different areas for us against zone defense, which we don't see all that often, but needed some exposure to for down the road.  I thought all of our guys made some plays tonight."

It was a homecoming of sorts for CAI Head Coach Aaron Holmes who played a year at Santa Fe (2008-09) before transferring to Tulane University to finish his collegiate career.  Holmes was an FCSAA All-State pick his one year at SF.

The Saints will take the weekend off before returning to the court on Tuesday, November 21 at Polk State College for a 7:00 p.m. tip.

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