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Gators limp into Wave Cave

January 25, 2014
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Island Coast Gators won't be in a good mood Saturday night for the annual Suits & Sneakers Night at Fort Myers High, the third annual game to raise funds and awareness to defeat cancer.

The Gators (9-13) are coming off a 62-39 defeat at Port Charlotte Friday night. Marc Casimir led the Gators with 15 points.

"Sometimes you look down the bench for the hot hand," said Gators coach Greg Coleman. "Port Charlotte decided to play a packed man-to-man defense and dare us to beat them on the perimeter. Marc hit five three-pointers."

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Mariner freshman Katie Caric (13) and Lely junior Herda Paul (44) position themselves for a rebound off a Triton free throw.

That was about it for the Gators.

Wave and Gators coaches will wear suits and sneakers on the sidelines Saturday night. The game features a silent auction on the prize of an FGCU signed basketball. A bucket drop will happen during halftime with all proceeds donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

It's all part of the nationwide Coaches vs. Cancer weekend effort Jan. 24-26 with coaches wearing suits and sneakers to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society. Fans also are encouraged to wear sneakers to show their support.

Mariner 51, Cypress Lake 29: Mariner raced out to a big lead early and coasted to victory Friday night with the second team playing 12 minutes of the first half.

Alex Sillie led the Tritons with 10 points and seven rebounds while Quameek Shields added five points and four assists off the bench/

"It was a letdown game in a lot of ways," said Tritons coach James Harris. "I thought the second team played well."

The Tritons (16-6) play at St. Pete Gibbs on Tuesday.

Girls Basketball

Oasis 42, Seacrest 31: Jordan Westendorf pitched in 19 points and Kelsie Arentsen grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Oasis to victory in its final regular season game Friday night.

The Sharks (12-10), the No. 3 seed in District 4A-11, take on No. 2 seed Bishop Verot Wednesday in the semifinals at Dunbar.



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