Men's Basketball


Ivan Smith Leads Saints to MFC Tournament Final

Ivan Smith Leads Saints to MFC Tournament Final
February 26, 2018
Gainesville, FL – The FCSAA #7 Santa Fe Saints (21-10) took care of business on Monday evening in Gainesville, defeating Daytona State College in the first round of the Mid-Florida Conference Tournament, setting up a date with the College of Central Florida tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in Ocala.  The winner of that game will advance on to the FCSAA State Tournament, also in Ocala, March 7-10.
Ivan Smith led a balanced offensive attack for SF finishing with 21 points, including a 10-for-10 night at the free throw line.
The Saints grabbed an early lead and used the three point shot to take a 33-27 lead into halftime.  Santa Fe made seven three pointers in the first 20 minutes and did not attempt a single free throw.
SF was more aggressive in the second period, getting to the free throw line 14 times, making all of them.  They gradually stretched the advantage, finishing off the 18 point win.
Santa Fe made 11 three pointers and outrebounded the Falcons 36-31.  Malik Morrow finished with 15 points and Sean Dinkins had 10.
The Saints will travel to Ocala tomorrow (Tuesday, February 27) for the MFC Tournament final against Central Florida at 7:00 p.m.  Fans can watch live:
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