Wednesday night, the Santa Fe Saints Basketball team opened their 2017-2018 season with a resounding 116-46 victory over Impact Academy.
The Saints opened their season with a flash. They jumped out on Impact Academy early with a quick 20-2 run to start the game. By the half, the Saints were up on Impact Academy by a score of 55-23.
Scoring in bunches is something this Saints team may become accustomed to this season. Chris Mowry, who has coached the Saints for the past fourteen seasons, says this team is built to get out and run. They are a long athletic bunch that can run the floor and shoot the ball well.
This uptempo style of play was most certainly on display Wednesday night, with every player on the Saints roster scoring at least four points. Offensively, the Saints were led by Jake Dawkins. Dawkins poured in 15 points of his own Wednesday night to lead all Saints’ scorers. Dawkins was one of eight Saints players who ended the game with double-digit scoring.
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A 70-point opening night victory was a superb way for the Saints to open their 2017-2018 campaign. Although, the Saints will need to keep up this high level of play if they wish to have success in what looks to be a competitive conference.
The Saints will be at home for their next two games, against two familiar foes. Saturday, November 4th, the Saints will face ASA College (Miami) at 4, then Tuesday the 7th they will face Hillsborough Community College at 7:30. The Saints were victorious over both of these teams last year. They defeated ASA College 55-46, and Hillsborough Community College 85-61.