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Preps ring in New Year

January 3, 2014
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

High school winter sports teams ring in the New Year over the next few days as action resumes on courts and fields.

Mariner's boys' basketball team travels to Venice for a one-day shootout on Saturday. The Tritons (10-3) take on Lemon Bay at noon.

The Island Coast Gators closed out their appearance in the Lehigh Medical Holiday Madness Tournament at East Lee County with a 62-38 win over Hardee County on New Year's Eve.

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Cape High sophomore Meka Sillevis (1) dribbles past a defender during the Queen of Palms Tournament Diamond Division which the Seahawks hosted last weekend. Sillevis pitched in 12 points in the Seahawks’ 53-48 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas in the third-place game Monday. More photos are available online at:

Nine of the Gators' 11 players scored points, led by all-tournament selection Sonel Mathurin with 18 points and eight rebounds. Morgan Foreman added 10 points while Preston Grimm contributed nine points and six assists.

The Gators (6-9) won two of their four games in the 16-team tournament and begin District 6A-11 play next Wednesday at home against Port Charlotte.

Soccer teams pick up where they left off before the holidays on Monday while girls' basketball resumes Tuesday with Mariner hosting First Baptist Academy. Cape High, coming off a 53-48 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas in the Queen of Palms Tournament last Monday, get ready to meet arch-rival Mariner on Thursday.



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