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Gators edge Seahawks 35-34

January 30, 2014
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Island Coast held off Cape Coral Wednesday night primarily with defense as the Gators downed the Seahawks 35-34.

The Gators outscored the Seahawks 1-0 in the third quarter and 13-12 in the fourth for the one-point win.

Morgan Foreman led the Gators with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Eric Martin led the Gators with 12 and Joe Maserios added 10 for the Seahawks. Martin and Maserios accounted for 22 of the Seahawks 34 points.

"We did a good job on defense," said Gators coach Greg Coleman. "They play a slow pace, but we didn't become impatient. We stayed calm with a pretty strong defense. It was a pretty old fashioned drag out game."

The Gators (10-13) play at Mariner on Friday.

East Lee County 45, Mariner 44: A turnover in the final eight seconds doomed Mariner's fate Wednesday night in a one-point loss to East Lee County.

Peter Goodwin hit one of two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining to seal the win for the Jaguars.

Rodney Hunter led the Tritons with a double-double effort of 19 points and 12 rebounds.

"We did not execute," said Tritons coach James Harris. "We needed to bounce back from last night (Tuesday)."

The Tritons (16-8) host Island Coast Friday in the regular season finale.

Girls Basketball

District 6A-11: Courtney Robinson had a stellar night with a game-high 31 points to lead Port Charlotte to a 66-45 victory over Island Coast in the tournament semifinal round Wednesday night.

The game was close until the end when the Pirates opened a big lead behind Robinson.

Jennifer Fasano led the Gators with 18 points and Leann Ellis had 15.

"We had no answer for Robinson," said Gators coach Jerry Ellis.

The Gators finish the season 12-14 while top-seeded Port Charlotte advances to the championship game Friday night against No. 2 seed Venice, which disposed of North Fort Myers 61-45 in Wednesday's other semifinal game.

District 4A-11: No. 2 seed Bishop Verot advanced to the district championship game Friday night with a 47-24 win over Oasis in Wednesday's semifinal round at Dunbar.

The Vikings face top-seeded Dunbar in the title match after the Tigers routed LaBelle 78-20 Wednesday night in the semifinals.

Jordan Westendorf led the Sharks with 14 of their 24 points.

"We didn't match their intensity tonight," said Sharks coach Sam Wood. "We were within 11 points in the second quarter when we ran into foul trouble. It's been a long week and a long season. We lacked the senior leadership of Verot, which has three or four seniors. I'm proud of the girls and hope we come back next season with that kind of leadership."

The Sharks finish 12-11.



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