Prep basketball: Feb. 6, 2013

Prep boys basketball district tournament roundup for Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

6A-14

Gulf Coast took down Barron Collier, 70-63, in one semifinal in the 6A-14 tournament on Wednesday.

The Barron Collier defense keyed-in on Davidson Neptune, the Sharks leading scorer on the year, said Gulf Coast coach Phil Johnson. Neptune still knocked down a game-high 21 points.

"I thought the turning point for us was the play of Luke Czaplewski and Chad Webber in supporting roles," said Johnson.

Gulf Coast will square off against Naples in the 6A-14 championship on Friday at 7 p.m. at Naples High School.

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Naples defeated Palmetto Ridge, 68-48, in the other 6A-14 semifinal.

Naples faced foul trouble throughout the game, which Naples Coach Pierre Eaton stated was due to the Eagles' tough defensive play.

"I think our defense was stellar today," said Naples coach Pierre Eaton. "Our boys were ready to come out and play today. We stopped Sparkman from getting the ball inside."

GULF COAST 70, BARRON COLLIER 63

GULF COAST (70)

Murphy 0 2-4 2, Czaplewski 7 0-1 15, Webber 5 3-3 16, Strungis 1 3-3 5, Neptune 8 4-6 21, Moore 0 2-4 2, Matson 3 3-5 9.

BARRON COLLIER (63)

Keating 2 0-0 4, Essler 4 0-0 9, Gilbert 2 0-0 5, Diodati 5 0-0 12, Patrick 3 0-0 6, Nealon 2 1-1 5, Schoenfeld 1 0-0 2, McElroy 4 7-10 15, Issac 2 0-1 5.

GC 18 19 15 18 — 70

BC 21 7 17 18 — 63

3-pointers: GC — Czaplewski 1, Webber 3, Neptune 1; BC — Essler 1, Gilbert 1, Diodati 2, Issac 1; Team Fouls: GC 10, BC 22; Fouled Out: BC — Keating, Nealon; Technicals: None

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NAPLES 68, PALMETTO RIDGE 48

PALMETTO RIDGE (48)

Anderson 3 0-2 6, Williams 1 3-4 6, Terrell 2 1-4 7, Morgan 7 1-2 17, Sparkman 4 3-6 11. Total 17 8-18 48

NAPLES (60)

Guerriero 5 2-2 14, Tiburccio 1 4-4 6, Walker 1 0-0 2, Hoppa 2 5-6 10, Morgan 1 2-2 4, Ch. Riley 0 1-4 1, Clearmont 6 3-5 15, Karr 8 0-2 16. Total 24 17-25 68

PR 2 9 17 19 — 48

NHS 18 12 15 23 — 68

3-pointers: PR — Williams, Terrell 2, Morgan 2; NHS — Guerriero 2, Hoppa 1; Team Fouls: PR 21, NHS 18; Fouled Out: None; Technicals: None

6A-13:

ISLAND COAST 74, SOUTH FORT MYERS 66

SOUTH FORT MYERS (66)

Fuller 3 0-0 6, Dixon 0 2-2 2, Jacobs 5 0-0 14, Kelly 5 0-0 14, Philander 1 0-0 2, Phillips 7 4-8 21, Skinner 1 1-2 3, Patterson 2 0-0 4. Total 24 7-12 66

ISLAND COAST (74)

Inchausti 7 6-8 22, Lugo 3 2-4 11, K. Derrate 6 10-16 23, Foreman 4 1-2 9, I. Derrett 1 0-0 2, Mathurin 3 1-2 7. Total 24 20-32 74

IC 14 17 17 26 — 74

SFM 14 23 13 16 — 66

3-pointers: SFM — Jacobs 4, Kelly 4, Phillips 3; IC — Inchausti 2, Lugo 3, K. Derrett 1; Teams Fouls — SFM 16, IC 13; Fouled Out: SFM — Jacobs; Techincals — None

5A-14:

Golden Gate squeezed out a 63-57 win against East Lee in the 5A-14 semifinal.

Golden Gate converted eight-of-ten free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter to pull past East Lee in a back-and-forth dual.

"Both teams fought hard, almost to a draw," said Golden Gate Coach Joe Consolino. "I'm happy to just move forward to the championship game."

Golden Gate was led by Keovis Brice, Walter Gomez and Garrett Maze, who each had double-digit scoring figures.

Golden Gate will battle Lely in the 5A-14 championship at Immokalee High School on Friday at 7 p.m.

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Lely escaped a rallying Lehigh team to pull off a 63-62 win in the other 5A-14 semifinal.

Lik Estilien made the game-winning shot for Lely, who fell behind after leading by 10 points in halftime.

"We started off hot in the first quarter. Then we evened out in the second quarter," Lely coach Fritz Jacques said.

Nick Ronquette led Lely in scoring with a game-high 22 points.

GOLDEN GATE 63, EAST LEE 57

EAST LEE (57)

Ward 4 3-3 13, Sawyer 0 0-0 0, Michel 4 1-1 9, Toussaint 3 1-2 7, Freeman 4 0-0 8, Gooding 2 1-2 5, Tarin 3 0-0 6, Yeps 4 0-2 9. Total 24 6-10 57.

GOLDEN GATE (63)

Brice 8 2-5 18, Brazile 0 5-8 5, Jean 0 0-0 0, Maze 4 4-4 15, Gomez 6 1-2 17, Thomas 3 0-0 8, Condomina 0 0-0 0, St. Lot 0 0-0 0. Total 21 13-19 63

EL 16 17 14 10 — 57

GG 16 12 15 20 — 63

3-pointers: EL — Ward 2, Yeps 1; GG — Maze 3, Gomez 4, Thomas 2; Team Fouls: EL 16, GG 10; Fouled Out: EL — Gooding; Technicals: None

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LELY 63, LEHIGH 62

LELY (63)

Bott 1 0-0 2, Ronquette 7 2-3 22, Dirogene 5 2-5 12, Estilien 1 0-0 2, Gober 3 0-0 7, Millien 3 0-0 6, Talko 3 0-0 6, Greenidte 3 0-3 6. Total

LEHIGH (62)

Hall 3 2-4 13, Edwards 6 8-10 20, Shelton 2 2-4 6, Adukhadier 5 3-4 16, Ezenua 1 0-0 3, Evans 2 0-0 4.

Lely 16 17 11 19 — 63

Lehigh 6 17 19 20 — 62

3-pointers: Lely — Ronquette 2, Gober 1; Lehigh — Hall 1, Adukhadier 3, Ezenua 1; Team Fouls: Lely 20, Lehigh 13; Fouled Out: None; Technicals: None

3A-11:

Community School torched Evangelical Christian, 73-39, in the semifinal of the 3A-11 tournament on Wednesday.

Community School posted 50 combined points in second and third quarter after holding a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter.

"I wasn't happy with our defense in the second quarter," said Community School coach Greg Donahue. "We turned the ball over to much. In the second quarter we started to play more as a team. We scored 30 points and held them to nine. That pretty much blew the game wide open."

Junior forward Jeff Merton led the Seahawks with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. Junior point guard Ryan Celano came up with 6 assists and 3 steals in addition to his 9 points.

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St. John Neumann pulled off a 53-46 win against Seacrest in the semifinal of the 3A-11 tournament on Wednesday.

The Celtic senior forwards stepped up throughout the game. George Obidiegwu led the Celtics in scoring with 17 and rebounds with 15. Cameron Maguire came away with 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks and 10 points.

"It was a hard-fought victory against a tough Seacrest team," Neumann coach John Wholihan said. "It's always a battle with them. Congratulations to our guys. They played hard for four quarters."

St. John Neumann will face Community School in the 3A-11 championship on Friday at 7 p.m. at Seacrest.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL 73, EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN 39

ECS (39)

Champman 2 1-2 7, McMichael 2 0-0 5, J. Pearlman 5 4-4 16, Maederer 4 0-0 8, C. Pearlman 1 0-2 3. Total 14 6-8 39

CSN (73)

Kent 2 3-4 9, Celano 3 0-0 9, Rochette 3 2-2 8, Bressler 1 0-0 2, Badger 1 0-1 2, Murray 2 0-4 4, Gendron 2 1-2 6, Baker 2 3-4 7, Zaiser 1 0-0 2, Merton 10 4-4 24. Total 27 13-21 73

ECS 15 9 12 3 — 39

CSN 16 30 20 7 — 73

3-pointers: ECS — Champman 2, McMichael 1, J. Pearlman 2; CSN — Kent 2, Celano 3, Gendron 1; Team Fouls: ECS 16, CSN 12; Fouled Out: None; Technicals: None

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ST. JOHN NEUMANN 53, SEACREST 46

SJN (53)

Cox 0 2-2 2, Obidiegwu 6 4-4 17, Costain 3 0-1 6, MaGuire 4 0-0 10, Perry 2 3-4 8, Coleman 4 2-2 10. Total 19 11-13 53

SEACREST (46)

Allius 10 7-7 29, Gonzalez 1 1-1 3, Silbria 1 3-3 5, Luer 1 1-2 4, Jenkins 1 2-3 5. Total 14 14-16 46

SJN 15 7 18 13 — 53

SCD 9 5 14 18 — 46

3-pointers: SJN — Obidiegwu 1, MaGuire 2, Perry 1; SCD — Allius 2, Luer 1, Jenkins 1; Team Fouls: SJN 12, SCD 12; Fouled Out: None; Technicals: None

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