Sandalwood beats Ribault 70-56 for Gateway Title

The Saints won the Gateway Conference Tournament for the 3rd straight season.

Published On: Jan 24 2014 10:23:27 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Senior Eric Banks led Sandalwood with 25 points as the Saints beat Ribault on their home court to claim their 3rd straight Gateway Conference Tournament.

Banks scored the first 8 points of the game for the Saints as Sandalwood took an early lead over the Trojans. 

Following that, the Saints went on a 22-8 run in the 2nd quarter for a 16 point halftime lead over the Trojans, going on to win 70-56 Friday night.

The win by Sandalwood avenged a loss to the Trojans earlier in the year.  Ribault beat the Saints 61-60 on  December 19th with 2 Daishon Smith free-throws with 0.8 seconds left in the game.

Zach Turner scored 15 for the Saints as Smith led Ribault with 13.