The Santa Fe Saints outscored Eastern Florida State College 14-8 over the final eight minutes of the game to preserve a 66-59 win and even their record to 3-3 at the SF gymnasium Friday night.
A two-point basket by Camille Pringle from the paint gave the Saints a 9-0 lead to begin the game and the Saints led 19-12 at the end of the opening quarter. The Saints were aggressive on both ends of the floor and took a 35-27 lead into the locker room at the half.
"We did a much more effective job in the first half of rebounding." Said Head Coach Chanda Stebbins.
EFSC (5-2) rallied back to tie the game at 40-40 on a close range shot by Sierra Votaw with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter, but the Saints regained control and the lead taking a 50-46 advantage into the final period.
The Titans got it back to a one-possession game multiple times in the fourth quarter, but a free throw by Stephanie Jackson gave the Saints a 62-54 lead in the closing minute to seal the win.
"We are fortunate to have a lot of scorers on the team," said Stebbins. "I will be excited when everyone contributes consistently."
The Saints will host Pensacola State College on Sunday with a 2 pm tip off scheduled.
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