On Friday, the Marco Island Charter Middle School Eagles played host to the Seacrest Stingrays. Although both the 6th grade boys’ and 7th/8th grade boys’ teams found the Stringrays too tough to handle and suffered losses, the Lady Eagles continued their winning streak with a 45-12 victory over the 7th/8th grade girls team.
“We are undefeated thus far this season and off to a 6-0 start,” said Lady Eagles’ Coach, Joni Mockler. “This group of girls is very coachable, they work hard, and they have a lot of fun out on the court. We look forward to the second half of our season, as we continue to improve each game!”
The Eagles play at home again on Saturday, Jan. 13 starting at 9:15 am.
The final score for the 6th grade boys was 30-14, in favor of Seacrest.
The final score for the 7th/8th grade boys was 48-21, in favor of Seacrest.
For more information on all Marco Island Charter Middle School sports go to marco-island-charter.bigteams.com/main/calendar.
Don Stewart Shootout
GULF COAST 49, SCHOOLHOUSE PREP, 48
The Gulf Coast High School boys’ basketball team beat Schoolhouse Prep 49-48 in the Don Stewart Shootout at Lely on Saturday.
Gulf Coast overcame a 30-15 halftime deficit as Maddux Kintz made a foul shot to cap the game. The Sharks tied the game at 48 with 15 seconds left on a shot by Cardin Joubert.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL 66, SEFFNER CHRISTIAN 58
Parker Weiss led the Seahawks in the win at the Don Stewart Shootout with 18 points and four steals. Jacob Siegel added 14 points and four assists.
“We started very slowly and were down (15-4),” Community School coach Greg Donahue said. “Team really showed me something by embracing the grind and slowly chipping away. Attacking the basket and free throws won the game for us. Thank you Don Stewart and Lely for a great event.”
SEACREST 66, IMMOKALEE 64
Sammy Townsend hit a 3-pointer with nine seconds left in the third overtime to secure the win for Seacrest. Peter Charles led the Stingrays with 20 points, eight rebounds and four steals. "Thanks to Ave Maria for hosting the game,” Seacrest coach Bill Carufe said. “Great opportunity for both teams to play an exciting game on a college court."
NAPLES 55, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN 48
No stats provided. "Great team effort on the defensive side of the court," Naples coach Pierre Eaton said. "Very proud of how we handled ourselves against a quality opponent."
PALMETTO RIDGE 75, SEFFNER CHRISTIAN 54
The Palmetto Ridge High School boys’ basketball team beat Seffner Christian 75-54 in the Don Stewart Shootout at Lely on Friday.
Ricky Jean-Baptiste led the Bears with 31 points. Jean-Baptiste hit a 3-pointer for the game's first points, putting him past the 1,000-point mark. Derek Rascher had a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds.
LELY 71, EAST LEE COUNTY 29
Whit Theork had a game-high 20 points and Matt Talko added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans.
"So proud of the boys," Lely coach Fritz Jacques said.
SEACREST 80, EVERGLADES CITY 41
Seacrest held a 31-6 lead after the first quarter. Peter Charles, Sammy Townsend and Erick Chavez all finished in double figures for the Stingrays.
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