More than two weeks removed from suffering its only two losses in back-to-back games, Bradenton Christian blew out Lakeland Christian, 83-47, on Monday to extend its winning streak to six games. Guard Jake Lister paced the Panthers (9-2, 4-0, Class 2A-District 9) with 19 points in Bradenton. BCS has scored at least 79 points during every game of this winning streak.
Small forward Dayton Modderman added 13 points against the Vikings (1-7, 1-2 Class 3A-District 6). Point guard Dominick Otteni and small forward Justin Aracena each chipped in 10.
Bradenton Christian will face its second Manatee County opponent of the season Friday when it hosts Saint Stephen's.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 6, MANATEE 0 -- After blowing a two-goal lead and settling for a draw their first time against the Hurricanes in November, the Mustangs turned a two-goal halftime lead into a blowout in Bradenton. Forward Pablo Vargas led the Mustangs (8-3-1, 4-0-1 Class 5A-District 8) with a hat trick while goalkeeper Liam Bramley notched a clean sheet.
Forwards Ricky Yanez and Drew Butler and midfielder Connor Bezet also pitched in with a goal apiece against the Canes.
Ranch continues district play Thursday with a home game against Sarasota Riverview. Manatee (3-3-3, 1-2-2) has a quick turnaround for a game Tuesday in Palmetto.
ST. PETERSBURG KESWICK CHRISTIAN 4, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 0 -- The Panthers played their final game of the calendar year, falling to Keswick Christian in St. Petersburg. BCS (4-8, Class 1A-District 7) has been shut out in consecutive games and scored only once in its past three games. The Crusaders (7-5, 3-4 Class 1A-Distrit 6) have won two in a row.
Bradenton Christian has only two games left in the regular season and won't return to the field until Jan. 12, when it hosts Bayshore in Bradenton.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 4, ST. PETERSBURG KESWICK CHRISTIAN 1 -- In their final game of the regular season, the Panthers cruised to a win against Keswick Christian in St. Petersburg. BCS (10-3-1, 4-3 Class 1A-District 7) has scored at least four goals in 10 of its 14 games this season and netted another impressive win against the Crusaders (0-13, 0-6 Class 1A-District 6) behind two goals by Molly Stetsma. The midfielder, who also handed out two assists, was accompanied in the scoring column by striker Maddie Jackson and midfielder Madison Allen, each of whom scored once. Bradenton Christian's stingy defensive effort was anchored by defender Madeline Valadie and striker McKenna Jackson.