Mariner broke open a tight game with a 24-11 run in the fourth quarter Thursday night to down St. Petersburg Gibbs 65-50 in the Region 6A-3 Quarterfinals.
The Tritons (20-7) relied on their inside presence down the stretch with Jahmel Myers tallying seven of his team-high 23 points in the final period. Amari Haynes finished with a double-double performance of 21 points and 15 rebounds.
The Tritons gained a big lead early, but Gibbs rallied within 27-26 at halftime and still trailed by one point heading into the fourth period.
Mariner junior Yeni Win approaches the net to hit a forehand Tuesday in his 6-2, 6-0 loss against Estero. It was the first match of the season for the Tritons (0-1), who hosted Oasis on Thursday. To view more photos from the matches, see our Facebook page.
The Tritons advance to Tuesday's regional semifinals at St. Pete Lakewood.
Estero 2, Mariner 1: Estero broke out to a quick 2-0 lead to put Mariner on the defensive and finally got on the board with a run in the top of the seventh inning of a loss to the Wildcats on Thursday.
Hannah Holloway (0-3) struck out batters in taking the loss on the mound. Abigail Love scored the Tritons' lone run in the final at-bat on a dropped third strike on Julia Mekelet and a wild throw to first base.
Love, Yasmine Haley and Georgia Waddell had the only hits for the Tritons (0-3), who visit North Fort Myers on Wednesday.
North Fort Myers 7, Charlotte 1: Mackenzie Peterson allowed just two hits and struck out four Thursday night in North Fort Myers' victory over Charlotte.
Peterson also delivered two base hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs at the plate. Natavia Ellis contributed two triples and scored two runs. Emma Johnson added three hits while Summer Ackerson and Shelby Coyne had base hits and drove in runs.
The Red Knights (1-1) travel to Naples on Friday.
(Girls) Oasis 4, Mariner 3
Singles - Cydney Rentsch (M) def. Shawnee Brunner 6-3, 6-1; Sydney Maloney (O) def. Nicole LaMura 6-2, 6-4; Cassie Rentsch (M) def. Savannah Harmon 5-7, 6-3 (10-8); Allysa Grabner (O) def. Kalianne Chelf 6-2, 6-1; Anna Glebova (O) def. Jennifer Matinez 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles - Brunner-Harmon (O) def. Morgan Former-Cy. Rentsch 8-0; Maloney-Gravner (O) def. Chelf-Sydney Campbell 8-2.
Record: Mariner (0-2).
Next match: Dunbar at Mariner, Wednesday; Island Coast vs. Oasis at Mariner, Feb. 24.
(Boys) Cape Coral 7, South Fort Myers 0
Singles - Corey Williamson (CC) def. Medina 6-1, 0-6 (10-2); Max Slafer (CC) def. Bebee 6-4, 6-2; Tristan D'Agostino (CC) def. M. Gebus 6-2, 6-0; Jacob Robertson (CC) def. Cr. Gebus 6-2, 6-0; Riley Bolder (CC) def. Co. Gebus 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles - Williamson-Slafer (CC) def. Medina-Bebe 8-7; D'Agostino-Robertson (CC) def. Negron-Gebus 8-0.
(Girls) Cape Coral 7, South Fort Myers 0
Singles - Laura Moreno (CC) def. Romney 6-3, 6-3; Ana Dieng (CC) def. Cannon 6-0, 6-0; Bailey Klein (CC) def. Fray 6-0, 6-0; Jessica Vu (CC) def. Bigord 6-0, 6-0; Jessica Patton (CC) def. Pride 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles - Yevheniya Krasynska-Gabby Ferra (CC) def. Romney-Cannon 8-3; Abby Williamson-Madison Wunderlich (CC) def. Burnett-Fray 8-0.
(Girls) North Fort Myers 7, Dunbar 0
Singles - Erin Post (NFM) def. Garvey 6-1, 6-0; Paola Henderson (NFM) def. Garnero 6-0, 6-0; Marlaina Dzierzanowaski (NFM) def. A. Jarrett 6-0, 6-0; Joelle Meers (NFM) def. Jessica Stacy 6-0, 6-0; Isabelle Montoya (NFM) def. B. Jarrett 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles - Erin Post-Henderson (NFM) def. Garvey-Garnero 8-0; Dzierzanowaski-Meers (NFM) def. A. Jarrett-Montoya 8-0.
(Boys) North Fort Myers 6, Dunbar 1
Singles - C. Leith (NFM) def. J. Casseus 6-0, 6-1; K. Brooks (NFM) def. D. Simon 4-6, 6-2 (14-12); J. Varner (NFM) def. X. McDonald 7-5, 7-5; K. Wimbush (NFM) def. C. Perez 6-0, 6-2; T. Zaliuskas (NFM) def. G. Ortiz 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles - D. Triscari-D. Souppa (NFM) def. J. Casseus-C. Perez 8-3; McDonald-Simon (D) def. K. Rose/ C. Foote 8-5.
Record: North Fort Myers 1-0.