Devon Boyd sank 1-of-2 free throws with six seconds remaining Monday night to give Cape Coral a three-point cushion on the way to a 36-33 victory over Immokalee in the District 5A-12 Tournament opening game at The Nest.
Boyd finished with seven points, but C.J. Lewis led the Seahawks (11-10) with 12 points. Marcus Blackwell contributed 10 points in the low-scoring contest with Joe Maserios adding four and Tyler Tognarine three points.
The fourth-seeded Seahawks advance to the district semifinal around Wednesday night at Golden Gate to face the top-seeded Titans.
Cape Coral sophomore C.J. Lewis (10) breaks for the basket during the Seahawks’ 36-33 playoff win over Immokalee. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
Second-seeded Mariner takes on Monday's winner between Cypress Lake and Lely.
District 6A-11: Free throws down the stretch saved a one-point victory for Ida Baker Monday night in the District 6A-11 Tournament opener at North Fort Myers.
Derrick Loza sank 13-of-20 chances in the game, including the one to give the Bulldogs a seven-point lead in the final minute making it a two-possession game, to finish with a game-high 25 points. Chris Snyder added 16 points and Bailey Cahill added six.
"It was close, but we were up four or five points in the second half," said Bulldogs coach Jay Sanderson. "After Loza's free throw gave us that seven-point lead, North hit back-to-back three-pointers to close the gap."
The upset of the fourth-seeded Knights sends the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (4-10) into the district semifinal round at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at top-seeded Port Charlotte.