Gainesville, FL – Santa Fe picked up an important Mid-Florida Conference win on Saturday afternoon in Gainesville, turning up the defensive pressure in a 70-43 sin over Florida State College-Jacksonville.
Neither team got much going in the first half and Santa Fe led by six, 29-23 at the break.
A run by SF (20-7, 6-3 MFC) to start the second half and continued pressure on the FSC-J offense allowed the Saints to pull away as the half progressed.
The BlueWave shot just 24% from the field and made only 2-of-27 three pointers (7.4%). Santa Fe's success at getting to the free throw line and converting was a big difference in the game. SF outscored FSC-J 23-11 at the charity stripe.
The win moves the Saints to 6-3 in conference play, still within striking distance of first place Eastern Florida (7-2 MFC). The win was the 20th of the season for the Saints, Coach Chris Mowry's eighth 20 win season of his Santa Fe career.
The Saints will play a big MFC game on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14 at Daytona State College at 8:00 p.m.
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