The Seminoles edged the Bruins, 65-57, in a district matchup. Tre Alexandrea (17 points), Ronald Taylor (16 points) and Corey Davis (10 points, 10 rebounds) paced the Noles (5-2 overall, 4-0 district). Bayshore's leading scorer was M Rodriguez (14 points). Southeast hosts St. Petersburg Gibbs on Friday in another district game.
PALMETTO 53 VENICE 50 - Jermaine Graham dropped the final basket, missed a free throw that fell to Kenny Brown on the rebound and he nailed a free throw to account for the final points needed for the Tigers to outlast Venice on Tuesday in boys basketball. Palmetto's Kevin Crispin (14 points) and Tre Clark (nine points) led Palmetto's scoring as the Tigers improved to 4-2 on the season.
CALVARY CHRISTIAN 83, SAINT STEPHEN'S 58 -- The Falcons fell to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in district play with a loss to Calvary Christian. Saint Stephen's freshman Jordan Edwards led the team with 15 points. Destin Falls (13 points, five rebounds and shot 71 percent from the field), Travis Tobey (13 points, three rebounds) and Jake Westberry (six points) also contributed for the Falcons, who head to St. Petersburg Northside Christian on Friday for their next game.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 70, SARASOTA 28 -- Blauvelt Georges and Kodey Elliott each scored 13 points as the Mustangs extended their unbeaten streak and won their district opener.
Damien Gordon totaled 11 points with three steals, while Justin Mascara scored five points with a team-high nine rebounds for Ranch (5-0, 1-0) which hosts Venice on Friday.
TAMPA CATHOLIC 87, CARDINAL MOONEY 53 -- The host Cougars dropped to 2-6 overall with the district loss to Tampa Catholic. Emmanuel Lambright (14 points) and Nick Peacock (12 points, 12 rebounds) led the way.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 71, FORT MYERS 67 -- Junior LaDazhia Williams led Lakewood Ranch to its third win in a row Tuesday with 21 points and 13 rounds with three blocks.
The Mustangs had five scorers in double figures, including Williams; senior Kailyn Scully with 13 points and seven rebounds; senior Elise Spiller with 11 points and three rebounds; senior Kyra Klarkowski with 11 points, four rebounds and five assists; and junior Aleah Robinson with 10 points, four assists, eight rebounds and three steals.
Lakewood Ranch (8-2) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sarasota Riverview.
PALMETTO 56, VENICE 43 -- Taylor Rozier led the way with 20 points and Tina Stephens was one rebound shy of a triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, as the visiting Tigers scored a double-digit win.
Connor Rozier added 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks for Palmetto (9-2, 1-1), which visits Sarasota on Thursday.
PALMETTO 4 at PUNTA GORDA CHARLOTTE 1 -- The Tigers traveled to Punta Gorda to secure a district victory by scoring half their goals off corners. Emmanuel Martinez, Billy Pineda, Leandro Gonzalez and Jorge Morales all scored goals. Gilberto Caballero, Fabrizzio Lopez and Andy Santana tallied the assists. Palmetto (5-4-1 overall, 3-2-1 district) next plays at North Port, who are in first place in the district, on Thursday.
SAINT STEPHEN'S 9, NORTH PORT IMAGINE 1 -- The Falcons (9-4 overall, 3-1 district) triggered the mercy-rule of an eight-goal victory about nine minutes into the second half. Lindsay Leskinen, Julianne Dunbar, Kelsey Leskinen and Catie Pierce tallied two goals apiece, while Samantha Burgess bagged the other goal. Kendall Miller led the way with three assists, while Ashley Rodhouse, Sophie Burnett, Lindsay Leskinen and Christina Antonijuan tallied assists. This was the Falcons last game until January after the holiday break.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 6, SARASOTA CHRISTIAN 0 -- It took a little while, before the Panthers got going Tuesday, But then the floodgates opened big time. BCS scored six times in the second half to secure a district victory over the Blazers. Maddie Jackson (hat trick), Maddy Allen (two goals, two assists) and Molly Setsma (goal, two assists) accounted for the scoring. Colby Waller also had two assists as BCS (9-3 overall, 4-3 district) returns to action Friday at home in non-district action against Sarasota Military Academy. Reyna Smith was credited with seven saves for her fifth clean sheet this season.