A pair of game-high 24-point efforts proved enough for the Island Coast Gators to hold off the Ida Baker Bulldogs 69-65 Friday night.
Angel Inchausti and Kaleb Darrett shared game scoring honors with 24 points to lead the Gators (4-4). Jordan Lugo added 12 points and 10 rebounds to the effort. Morgan Foreman led the Gators in rebounding with 11 boards.
Seth Woods topped the Bulldogs (1-6) with 18 points and Preston Grimm added 16. Jake Wicks added 11 and Nate Evans 10 for the Bulldogs, who play at Gulf Coast Wednesday.
Ida Baker junior Frannie Farella (15) sends the ball ahead for a scoring chance in the Bulldogs’ District 3A-11 match with Fort Myers Friday night. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
The Gators host Mariner Tuesday night.
Ida Baker 14 16 18 17 - 65
Island Coast 16 15 18 20 - 69
Baker 65 - Benvie 6, Grimm 16, Woods 18, Schneider 2, Perez 1, Sammons 3, Evans 10, Wicks 11. Totals: 21 12-20 65.
3PG: Benvie 1, Grimm 3, Woods 5.
Island Coast 69 - Inchausti 24, Lugo 12, Darrett 24, Kasimir 3, Foreman 5, Mathurin 2. Totals: 26 9-18 69.
3PG: Inchausti 4, Lugo 1, Darrett 4.
Mariner 65, North Fort Myers 34: Rodney Hunter pitched in a game-high 19 points to lead Mariner to an easy win Friday night at North Fort Myers.
"We played a better team game tonight," said Tritons coach James Harris. "We played well as a team, shared the basketball well."
The Tritons (5-3, 3-1 district) Host North Port on Saturday.
Mariner 16 12 19 18 - 65
North FM 7 6 8 13 - 34
Mariner 65 - Mitchell 12, Inkster 7, Moore 9, Nash 6, Hunter 29, Blissett 9, Deems 2, Sillie 1. Totals: 23 15-23 65.
3PG: Nash 2, Moore 1, Hunter 1.
North FM 34 - Pratt 6, ;Smith 3, Johnson 5, Fuller 6, Burd 4, Depasquale 3, Carrell 7. Totals: 10 12-15 34.
3PG: Johnson 1, Carrell 1.
Cape Coral 48, Riverdale 35: Chase Galuzny and David Flynn both wound up with 12 points and seven rebounds to lead Cape Coral past Riverdale Friday night.
The Seahawks (4-4, 3-0 district) travel to Cypress Lake Tuesday.
Ida Baker 4, Fort Myers 2: Monique Elliott scored the first two goals and led Ida Baker to a District 4A-12 win over Fort Myers Friday night.
Gabby Halnan and Shannon Pearl each contributed one goal to the effort. Pearl and Franny Farella each had an assist while Angela Christiano made five saves in goal.
The Bulldogs (15-0-1, 5-0-1 district) play at Barron Collier Tuesday.
Mariner 1, North Fort Myers 0: Alejandra Muro-Solis broke the scoreless tie with less than 15 minutes to play Friday night to lift Mariner to a big District 3A-11 victory over previously unbeaten North Fort Myers at Tony McKenna Field.
Mariner packed the defense back in front of the goal to deny North's high-scoring offense scoring chances. Tritons goalkeeper Samantha Wolfe finished with eight saves to preserve the shutout.
"It was definitely our signature win so far," said Tritons coach Jefferson Swift. "Both teams were undefeated in district play. They have the better overall record, but now we have the better district record."
The Tritons, 8-2-3 overall, remain unbeaten in district play at 6-0. North (11-1) slips to 4-1 against district foes.
"It was a hard-fought battle," said Swift. "It was a flash of solo brilliance by Alejandra that got us the goal."
Hannah Theriault got the assist on the goal, which came from the edge of the 18-yard penalty box.
"We had chances," said Red Knights coach Donna Agostinelli. "It could have been tied. I'm upset at not winning, but it was a good game. Just nothing was going in the goal."
Knights goalkeeper Amy Pavy finished with 11 saves.
The Knights play at Riverdale and the Tritons play at Bishop Verot, both on Monday.
Cape Coral 4, Riverdale 1: Balanced scoring carried Cape Coral to victory Friday night over Riverdale.
Three players had one goal and one assist apiece - Juan Cano, Oscar Camacho and Miguel Martinez. Laz Vega added one goal with an assist from Camilo Avendano.
Goalkeeper Austin Lachman contributed 11 saves for the Seahawks (11-1-1, 5-0 district), who host Cypress Lake on Tuesday.
Fort Myers 2, Ida Baker 0: Two goals in seven shots on goal proved to be the difference Friday night as Fort Myers topped Ida Baker.
Bulldogs goalkeeper Trey Christin wound up with five saves while the Bulldogs managed five shots on goal.
"The game was played the middle of the field most the the night," said Bulldogs coach Scott Wills. "Fort Myers came out with more energy than we did."
The Bulldogs (5-5-1, 2-3-1 district) host Barron Collier Tuesday night