Published: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 2:50 a.m.

Undefeated Saints fend off FCC challenge

  • The Santa Fe Saints (19-0, 1-0 MFC) held off a late run by Florida Community College of Jacksonville and remained undefeated with an 83-80 win at the SFCC gym Saturday.
    Both teams started slowly before the Saints pulled out to a 19-8 lead after eight minutes.
    The Saints pushed their lead to the largest of the night at 37-16 with six minutes to play in the first half. FCC-J (13-8) cut the Saints' advantage to 13 (43-30) at the half.
    Brian Greene scored a game-high 21 points for the Saints. He also grabbed nine rebounds and had five steals and three blocked shots. Sam Jozenville pitched in with 11 points while Jon Plefka scored 10.
    The Saints came into the game as the state's No.1-ranked team and No. 8 in the nation.
    SFCC women's team falters in second half
  • The Santa Fe Saints women's team (5-11) battled the Stars of Florida Community College at Jacksonville to a standoff in the first half, but couldn't maintain the intensity in the second half and fell to FCC-J 53-39 Saturday.
    Adama Mballow and Renee Polk each scored eight points in the first half as the Saints shot 56 percent from the floor for a 26-26 tie at the break.
    SFCC managed just five points over the first 15 minutes of the second half and went into the final five minutes trailing 47-31.
    Polk and Shanterria Robinson each scored 11 points to lead Santa Fe.
    SFCC will return to action Wednesday in Ocala, taking on Central Florida CC as part of a doubleheader, with the women's team playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8.

    Selig family's reign ends as Brewers sold

  • MILWAUKEE - The Selig family's 35-year reign over the Milwaukee Brewers ended Friday when the team was sold for $223 million to a group headed by Los Angeles investor Mark Attanasio.
    Bud Selig bought the Seattle Pilots in bankruptcy court in 1970 and moved the team to Milwaukee, where it was renamed. He was team president until 1998, when he was elected baseball commissioner. He then put the right to vote his shares in trust and his daughter, Wendy Selig-Prieb, became the Brewers' head.
    Baseball owners unanimously approved the sale Thursday, and Attanasio already had signed the various legal documents to buy the team, a team spokesman said.
    Attanasio, 47, has been a group managing director of the Trust Company of the West, a money management firm, since 1995. He is committed to keeping the team in Milwaukee, where the team has a 30-year lease to play in Miller Park. The Brewers have made several player moves in the offseason thanks to the prospect of new ownership.
    Late Friday, the commissioner's office announced it will open a new Western office in the Phoenix area to ''provide special attention to and coordination between the office of the commissioner and the major league clubs in the Mountain and Pacific time zones.''
    Laurel Prieb, the Brewers' vice president of corporate affairs and the husband of Selig-Prieb, was hired to run the office.

    Gators' Scott breaks own collegiate record

  • All-American Candice Scott broke her own collegiate record in the weight throw to lead the No. 3 Florida women's track and field team, while three athletes on the No. 2 men's squad posted NCAA provisional marks as the Gators hosted the Florida Intercollegiate Saturday at the O'Connell Center.
    Scott's toss of 23.52m/77-02 was more than a foot better than her previous record of 23.15m/75-11.50, which was set earlier this season at the Clemson Opener. It was the fourth time Scott has eclipsed the NCAA's best mark in the weight throw.
    Sophomore Kerron Clement posted a pair of provisional times, while senior Dwight Ruff and sophomore Mike Morrison each added provisional marks for the men's squad as the Gators made their 2005 debut.
    Other athletes also shined for the women's squad. Nadine Palmer claimed her first victory in setting an NCAA provisional mark in the 200-meter, darting to a time of 23.99.
    Liz Wanless continued her run of titles in the shot put claiming her third on the season in as many meets with a throw of 16.66m/54-08.00, also an NCAA provisional mark.
    Also adding wins for the Gators were Amanda Schommer with a time of 2:14.44 in the 800m and Krystle Moss in the high jump with a leap of 1.68m/5-6.
    Florida also debuted its 4x400m relay team and easily claimed a victory with a time of 3:45.52. Zanquandria Joseph ran the first leg followed by Natalie Knight, Abigail David and Tiandra Ponteen.
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    On the men's side, Clement clocked the seventh-fastest time in school history in the prelims of the 55m hurdles (7.28) and added his second provisional of the day in winning the 200-meter dash in 21.16. Ruff won the 55m hurdles in an NCAA provisional time of 7.32, while Morrison won the long jump with a provisional leap of 7.62m/25-0. Junior Shane Stroup (Highland, Md.) also won an event for the Gators by taking first in the 3,000m with a time of 8:29.29.
    Stroup kicked off the meet in grand fashion for the Gators as he won the 3,000 with sophomore Daniel Parker (Orlando, Fla.) finishing third in 8:37.48.

    Mayer wins World Cup moguls competition

  • LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Olympic silver medalist Travis Mayer won the first World Cup moguls contest of his career Saturday, and defending World Cup champion Jennifer Heil of Canada won the women's event.
    Mayer, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., received 26.71 points from the judges at Whiteface Mountain as he took the World Cup points lead. Moguls world champion Mikko Ronkainen of Finland took second with 26.40 points and Canadian Marc-Andre Moreau finished third with 26.19. ''That was the hole in my career and now I've filled it,'' Mayer said.
    Heil had 25.70 points with Czech Nikola Sudova coming in second with 25.22. Michelle Roark of Denver was third with 24.37 points.
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