JUNIOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Santa Fe loses two to Daytona Beach
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 12:48 a.m.
The Santa Fe CC men's basketball team erased an 18-point deficit against Daytona Beach CC on Wednesday night but struggled down the stretch in a 63-57 defeat in the SFCC Gymnasium.
Santa Fe (12-11, 2-2 Mid-Florida Conference) trailed by 18 points in the first half before tying the score at 40 with 10:25 remaining in the game. Daytona Beach (15-6, 2-2 MFC) hit several 3-point shots after the Saints' comeback to regain its lead.
"We just expended so much energy fighting back," Santa Fe coach Chris Mowry said. "I thought we were worn out and didn't have enough to make a late run.
Sophomore forward Ketshner Guerrier led the Saints with 15 points and a game-high three blocks. Sophomore forward Alonzo Hird notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Trailing 34-20 at the half, Santa Fe used an 8-1 second-half run capped off by two free throws by sophomore point guard Bryan Harrison to tie the score at 40. Daytona Beach responded by scoring the next five points.
The Saints had an opportunity to take the lead trailing 47-45 with 6:52 remaining, but sophomore point guard Charles Rourk's 3-pointer from the corner rattled out of the basket. Daytona Beach hit the first of four consecutive 3's on its ensuing possession to go ahead five with 5:57 left to play.
The Saints (10-10; 0-4 MFC) were led by Dominique Coleman's 16 points and Jennifer Gatewood's 12. Chalecia Miles contributed 18 rebounds in the losing effort.
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