The Santa Fe Saints (6-2) earned the fifth consecutive win with a strong second half performance leading to a 90-83 win over the State College of Florida Saturday afternoon at the SF gymnasium.
"I thought we came out a little sloppy, but we refocused at half and were able to hold them off at the end", said Head Coach Chris Mowry. "We didn't play the way we are capable of playing for 40 minutes, but we stepped up and did some good things when we had to."
The Saints defense set the pace early in the second half enabling the Saints to pull out to a 14-point lead. SF made just 3 of 8 free throws and committed some untimely turnovers in the second half allowing SCF (4-4) to climb back into the game.
Sophomore Admir Besovic, who scored 13 points in the second half, scored five down the stretch to help hold off the Manatees.
Coleman led the Saints with 22 points while Mason scored 21 and Besovic 20. Ryan Leonard chipped in with 11. Isiah Dasher led SCF with 18.
The Saints will host Indian River State College at the SF gymnasium on Monday evening with the tip off scheduled for 7 pm.
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