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Lely girls top Mariner, 71-45, to win District 6A-12 tournament

February 8, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The top-seeded Trojans (17-9) won their first district championship in 10 years Thursday, downing the Mariner Tritons (5-13), 71-45, at Lely High School. Naomi Darrett had 19 points and seven steals for Mariner, which will be making its first playoff appearance since 2002. Carlee Groeneveld had 16 points. Lely went undefeated in District 6A-12 play (8-0) this season.

The Region 6A-3 playoffs begin Feb. 14, with Mariner traveling to play the District 3A-11 champion (either St. Petersburg Lakewood or Bradenton Southeast) and Lely opening at home against the 3A-11 runner-up. The final of the District 3A-11 tounament is Friday.


Boys basketball

Regular season

East Lee County 82, Cape Coral 79: The Seahawks finished the regular season 6-19 after a home loss to the Jaguars (6-17). Cape Coral is home against Ida Baker on Monday in the opening round of the District 7A-10 tournament.

Evangelical Christian 56, Oasis 48: The Sharks lost their regular-season finale to end 15-8, while ECS won its 20th (20-4) on the season. The Sentinels' Chase Goodwin scored the 1,000th point of his career during the game. Oasis opens District 5A-10 tournament play at home Tuesday against Gateway Charter.

Cypress Lake 90, North Fort Myers 56: It was a rough night for the Red Knighfs (4-18) as the Panthers rolled to a home victory. Xavier Harris scored 33 points for Cypress Lake (8-16). North Fort Myers closes out regular-season play Friday at Port Charlotte Community Christian.

Girls tennis

Mariner 6, Gateway Charter 1: Singles - Cydney Rentsch (M) d Camila Ortiz (G) 2-6, 6-2, 10-7; Kara Perchall (M) d Olenka Bentancourt (G) 6-0, 6-0; Jennifer Martinez (M) d Michelle Douglar (G) 6-0, 6-0; Nada Green (G) d Desiree Sneckenberg (M)7-5, 6-4; Gianna Annarumma (M) d Fabiana Bonilla (G) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles - Rentsch/Perchall (M) d Bentancourt/Douglar (G) 8 1; Martinez/Annarumma (M) d Green/Bonilla (G) Forfeit. Records: Mariner 1-0, Gateway Charter 0-1.

Boys tennis

Mariner 7, Gateway Charter 0: Singles - Ted Perchall (M) d Nate Morales (G) 6-1, 6-0; Hunter Antone (M) d Dennis Peterson (G) 6-0, 6-3; Jay Rusch (M) d Andres Garzon (G) 6-3, 7-5; Nathan Laws (M) d Emilo Paredes (G) 6-2, 6-1; Alex St. Laurent (M) d Justin Swift (G) 6-1, 6-3. Doubles - Perchall/Antone (M) d Morales/Peterson (G) 8-1; Rusch/Laws (M) d Garzon/Paredes (G) 8-4. Records: Mariner 1-0, Gateway Charter 0-1.

- Compiled by Pete Sisk



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