After leading throughout Thursday's game at Immokalee, the Cape Coral Seahawks defense stepped up to earn a 40-39 victory.
After Immokalee went in front by one points with a minute left, the Seahawks' Tyler Tognarine hit the game-winning basket. That left it up to the defense, which made two stops at the end to preserve the win.
Marcus Blackwell led the Seahawks with 15 points and five rebounds. Jevon Boyd added 11 points and five assists. Tognarine's basket proved to be his only points on the night.
The Seahawks (9-8) host Lely for Senior Night on Tuesday.
East Lee County 84, Ida Baker 72: Ida Baker got into an offensive shootout Thursday night and despite having four players score in double figures, came up on the short end at the buzzer.
Nick Benvie tied his career high point production with 26 points to lead the Bulldogs. Chris Snyder added 16 points, Derrick Loza had 14 points, six assists and four rebounds, and Kevin Acevedo contributed 13 points, four assists and four rebounds.
The Bulldogs (3-14) travel to Venice Friday night.
Lely 72, Mariner 69: After leading early on, Mariner was forced into catch-up mode as Lely ran off to victory Thursday night.
Mariner had four players reach double figures, led by Rodney Hunter with 25 points, Alex Sillie and Isiaih Darrett with 12 apiece and Chris Carpenter with 10.
The Tritons led 25-15 after the first quarter only to trail by five by halftime and double digits for most of the second half.
"We couldn't make a play late to win the game," said Tritons coach James Harris.
The Tritons (13-5) play Lake Wales at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Wally Keller Classic at Charlotte.
Cypress Lake 2, Mariner 1: Two goals in the first half were enough for Cypress Lake to pin a defeat on Mariner Thursday night.
Trevor Jurkowski's second-half goal cut into the deficit, but the Tritons, who outshot the Panthers by a wide margin, were unable to score again. Goalkeeper Alex Trujillo made three saves in the first half and Michael Laborde had two in the second half.
The Tritons (14-3-4) play at DeSoto County on Friday.
District 2A-12: Katie Sullivan scored three goals and added two assists to help Bishop Verot claim the district championship Thursday night with a 5-0 victory over Oasis.
Kelly Reynolds pitched in with two goals while Reilly McAloose contributed with two assists and Grace Danahey one assist. Goalkeeper Kinzie Frey had to make one save to preserve the win.
The Vikings (17-3-3) advance to the regional quarterfinals next Thursday with the championship earning them a home match.
The Sharks, as district runner-up, will play their first regional quarterfinal match on the road.
Oasis 41, LaBelle 40: Balanced scoring and a pair of key defensive stops carried Oasis to a one-point overtime victory Thursday night at LaBelle in the Sharks final district game of the season.
Jordan Westendorf led the Sharks with 10 points backed by Kelsie Arentsen, Samantha Wood and Allie Fornal with eight points apiece.
A defensive stop at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime. Wood hit a three-pointer and Arentsen a two-point shot to put the Sharks up by three points.
LaBelle cut the lead to one and after another defensive stop the Sharks ran the clock out for the win.
The Sharks (10-9, 4-1 district) play at Dunbar Friday.