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Coach Chanda Stebbins and the Santa Fe Saints women’s basketball team (2-1) are heading to Chipola College this weekend for the “Collegiate Girls Basketball Report Classic” and fans can watch all the action live via streaming web video.

 

Chipola College Television (CCTV) will carry every game live on Friday and Saturday: http://www.chipola.edu/tv/

 

The Saints take on the defending NJCAA National Champion and FCCAA State Champion Gulf Coast CC “Commodores” on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. EDT.  On Saturday, SF battles the Tallahassee CC “Eagles” at 3 p.m. EDT.

 

For a full tournament schedule, please visit: http://www.chipola.edu/extrac/athl/wbasket/2009/AC.htm

 

For complete schedules and more information on Saints Basketball, please visit www.sfcollege.edu/athletics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five Santa Fe players scored in double figures as the Saints won on the road Tuesday night against State College of Florida 93-88, winning their fourth straight game to start the 2010-11 season.

 Marko Djekovic led the way, scoring 21 points, including 10-of-12 from the free throw line.  Chad Renfro and Jerome Clyburn poured in 16 each, Anthony Nwadigo had 14 and Mike Washington 12.

The Saints (4-0) trailed 45-39 at the half, but for the second game in a row, Renfro hit three three pointers to open the second period to give SF the lead.  The game was back and forth until the five minute mark when Santa Fe was able to take control.  Clyburn and Djekovic made 8-of-9 free throws over the final minutes to secure the victory.

 “Our guys did a nice job tonight getting a tough win on the road,” said SF coach Chris Mowry.  “Chad gave us a nice boost to start the second half and we were able to make our free throws down the stretch.  This was the first road game for a lot of our players and I thought they did a good job handling the pressure.”

 The Saints return home on Sunday for a game against the Tampa Swish at 2 p.m.

For more information and a complete schedule, please visit www.sfcollege.edu/athletics.

 

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University of Florida redshirt junior Chris Rainey (Lakeland, Fla.) has been named the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

Rainey blocked two punts that set up a pair of touchdowns in Florida's 55-14 victory against Vanderbilt on Saturday. On offense, he caught four passes for 75 yards, highlighted by a career-long 40-yard touchdown pass from redshirt junior quarterback John Brantley (Ocala, Fla.). Rainey led the Gators in all-purpose yards for the second-straight game, totaling 136 yards (75 receiving, 39 punt return, 14 kick return, eight rushing).

Rainey's four career punt blocks are the most by any Gator under head coach Urban Meyer. He has been responsible for Florida's last four blocks (Vanderbilt (twice), 11/6/10; Mississippi State, 10/24/09; Kentucky, 9/26/09). In addition, his four blocked kicks match the school record held by Tim Paulk (1987-91), Sam McCorkle (1992-95) and Carlos Dunlap (2007-09).

The honor marks the eighth time this season and second-consecutive that a Florida player has been picked for the weekly accolade after freshman Trey Burton (Venice, Fla.) was named Freshman of the Week and senior Chas Henry (Dallas, Ga.) was named Special Teams  Player of the Week on Nov. 1.

The Gators (6-3, 4-3) will face South Carolina (6-3, 4-3) on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:15 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The game will air live nationally on ESPN.

Florida's 2010 SEC Players of the Week (as of Nov. 8

● Jaye Howard – Defensive Line Player of the Week after Miami University game (9/6/10)
● Jeff Demps – Special Teams Player of the Week after USF game (9/13/10)
● Mike Pouncey – Offensive Line Player of the Week after USF game (9/13/10)
● Jelani Jenkins – Freshman of the Week after Tennessee game (9/20/10)
● Trey Burton – Freshman of the Week after Kentucky game (9/27/10)
● Chas Henry – Co-Special Teams Player of the Week after Georgia game (11/01/10)
● Trey Burton – Tri-Freshman of the Week after Georgia game (11/01/10)
● Chris Rainey – Special Teams Player of the Week after Vanderbilt game (11/08/10)

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After honoring the sacrifice and service of our veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11, come out to Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on the campus of the University of Florida to watch the Saints take on the Gators in a doubleheader scheduled to start at 5:00pm.

The six time defending Mid-Florida Conference champion Santa Fe Saints will face a tough challenge in UF, who are returning 11 players from last year’s College World Series team, including All-American pitcher Stephanie Brombacher.

Last fall, SF played the Gators tough, losing 3-1 in game one before succumbing to the powerful Florida bats in game two.  Colena Lazar, now a sophomore, pitched five scoreless and hitless innings against the potent Gator offense as a freshman last November.  Venica Brown had the lone Saint run in game one with an opposite field homerun in the first inning.

For more information and directions to the field, click the following link: http://www.gatorzone.com/softball/.  Admission is free.

For complete schedules and more information on Saints Fastpitch, please visit www.sfcollege.edu/athletics

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SFC_MBasketbalNov2010Jerome Clyburn came up big in overtime for the Saints (3-0) on Saturday night against Indian River State College (1-2), scoring six of Santa Fe’s nine points to help secure a victory over the Pioneers.  The Saints nearly gave the game away, making only 2-of-6 free throws down the stretch, but were able to come up with two defensive stops in the last 30 seconds to hold on.

“I’m really happy for our guys,” said SF coach Chris Mowry.  “The first two games we were solidly in front and this was the first game we have been down late in the game.  Our players responded well and came through.”

SF started slow and fell behind early, shooting only 29% in the first half.  Indian River led by as many as seven in the first period and took a 28-24 lead into the break.

“We seemed to have a hard time finding a rhythm on offense in the first half,” said Mowry.  “A lot of the credit has to go to Indian River, they kept us off balance and played good defense.”

Chad Renfro lit the scoreboard up to start the second half, burying three straight three pointers to give SF a 35-30 advantage.  Eddie D’Haiti’s layup seven minutes later at the 10:37 mark pushed the Saints lead to 46-38.

The Pioneers chipped away over the next four minutes and eventually broke through, retaking the lead 55-50 after an 11-0 run.

D’Haiti took over the game for Santa Fe over the last five minutes, scoring ten points, including two free throws with 29 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

In over time, D’Haiti picked up where he left off, opening the scoring with a layup.  IRSC answered with five straight points and Clyburn countered right back with six of his own to give SF a 70-68 advantage.  After the Pioneers tied it at 70, Marko Djekovic made one of two free throws and the Santa Fe defense came up with two stops to seal the win.

“I told our guys that this may not have been a pretty win, but the important thing is that the scoreboard had Santa Fe ahead at the end of the game,” said Mowry.  “We’ll go watch the tape, learn from this and try to get better.  This first week we did what we needed to do – win all three games at home.”

D’Haiti led the Saints in scoring with 16 points, Chad Renfro had 15, all on three pointers and Jerome Clyburn had 14.  Point guard Marko Djekovic led the team in rebounds with seven and assists with five.

“All three of our guards did a nice job tonight,” Mowry said.  “Jerome did a good job pushing the ball, getting us some easy buckets.  Chad shot the ball well and gave us a nice spark to start the second half.  Marko controlled the tempo for us and spread the ball around to the open shooters. Our post players also played well.  Eddie played good minutes off the bench and really made the most of it on both ends of the floor.”

Next up for the Saints is an away game at State College of Florida - Manatee on Tuesday at 7:00pm in Bradenton.

“We have a young team, so this next game will be a challenge going on the road for the first time,” Mowry said.  “We will really have to focus and prepare over the next couple days.  They are a solid team and will provide a nice early season test for us.” Add a comment