BRADENTON -- Bradenton Christian was just too much for a young and inexperienced Seven Rivers Christian team Monday night.
Eleven players scored for the Panthers as they won 95-29 in the first round of the Smoothie King Classic.
"It was nice to get the pressure off after losing in our first game last year," Bradenton Christian head coach Scott Townsend said.
The Warriors had a hard time getting the ball across half court, the Panthers forced turnovers that resulted in easy buckets.
"I try to get my guys to buy in on defense, allowing that to turn into offense," Townsend said.
The 95 points scored by Bradenton Christian established a tournament record.
"It's pretty cool for the kids to accomplish that, es
pecially here in front of our home crowd," Townsend added.
Trent Bell led the Panthers with 24 points while Ryan Leunk chipped in 22.
Bayshore's DeMarco Fisher scored a team-high 18 points as the Bruins took down Cape Coral. They face the Panthers 8 p.m. Tuesday in a semifinal.
Southeast took down Sarasota Christian 75-51 behind the play of Tre Alexandrea. The junior point guard finished with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds.
The Seminoles used stifling defense to knock off the Blazers, holding them to just 24 points in the first half.
Sarasota Christian was lead by Blake Morrow who scored 35 points, 25 coming in the second half.
Southeast will play Braden River in the other semifinal 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Bradenton Christian girls head coach Jim Van Til picked up his 500th career win as his team took down St. Petersburg Shorecrest 52-19.
Katie Swaagman lead the Panthers with 14 points.
Manatee, lead by Jada Guion's 16 points, did just enough to squeak by Sarasota Christian 49-47.
The Panthers will play the Hurricanes 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a semifinal.
Taylor Izatt scored 16 points for Bayshore as the Bruins cruised past Tampa Sickles 45-29.