March 10, 2014

Chachi Guzman Named to SSC Championship All-Tournament Team

The sophomore guard averaged 18 points per game for the Lions in three outings 

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University women's basketball standout Chachi Guzman was named to the 2014 Sunshine State Conference Women's Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team. 

A 5-7 sophomore guard from Miami, Guzman averaged 18 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game in the Lions' three games of the tournament. She also averaged 2.0 steals per contest while playing in 38.7 minutes per game. 

Guzman had a career outing in Saint Leo's 80-74 loss to Tampa in the semifinals on March 8, pouring in 35 points and grabbing nine rebounds in 40 minutes. She was just one point shy of tying the school single game scoring record of 36 set by September Harrison on January 3, 2004 against Webber. 

On the afternoon, against the Spartans, Guzman was 13-for-18 shooting from the field, 6-for-9 from three-point range and 3-for-3 from the free throw line. In addition, her six treys made against Tampa was also one point off the school single game record. 

Guzman also had eight assists, three rebounds and two points in Saint Leo's 70-57 first round win over Lynn on March 5; and 17 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in the Lions' 67-59 victory over Florida Tech in the quarterfinals on March 7. 

Saint Leo, in the midst of their best season ever, is currently 20-9 on the year and just earned their first ever bid to the 64-team NCAA Tournament. Selected as the No. 6 seed in the South Region, the Lions will face Sunshine State Conference foe Rollins on March 14 at Nova Southeastern University. 

Also being honored along with Guzman were: Taylor Buie (Tournament Most Valuable Player), Danielle Robinson and Amanda Burkoski of Nova Southeastern University, and Illysa Vivo and Aisha Rodney of the University of Tampa. 

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