Posted: Dec 13, 2017
December 10, 2017
Gainesville, FL – D-Juan Taylor-Hodge led a Santa Fe team on a mission Sunday afternoon in the Florida Colleges Shootout, as the Saints defeated Broward College 83-58 behind 24 points from the sophomore. Taylor-Hodge added 10 rebounds for good measure and made the play of the day, trailing behind a Broward player for a block on a lay-up attempt in the second half. He was 6-for-6 from the three point line and 9-for-11 from the field.
Santa Fe (8-5) led from the outset nailed nine three pointers in the first half to build a 47-31 lead at the break, five of which were from Taylor-Hodge. The Saints shot 63% as a team over the first 20 minutes and made all four of their free throws, turning in one of their most complete halves of the season.
Despite not shooting the ball as well in the second half, SF stepped up their defensive intensity, holding the Seahawks to just 27 points on 12-for-36 shooting.
"I thought we did a great job today on both ends of the floor," said SF Coach Chris Mowry. "Broward is a very good team. We shot the ball well and made stops and forced turnovers when we needed them."
Darrell Jones finished the game with 17 points and seven rebounds for Santa Fe, Malik Morrow scored 12, and Alsean Evans had 11 points and six rebounds.
The Saints will be back in action at home on Wednesday against TAAG Academy at 4:00 p.m.
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