BRADENTON -- The Bayshore girls basketball team ended the 2014 year like it did 2013, as Smoothie King Classic champions.
The Bruins knocked off Manatee 46-32 on Wednesday night, securing their second straight tournament title by beating the Hurricanes in the final again.
"It's awesome to send the seniors out like this," Bayshore head coach Jamaal Sanders said. "We honestly didn't expect anything less."
In the boys championship game, Southeast pulled out a 69-62 victory over host Bradenton Christian to win its first Smoothie King title. The Panthers were aiming for their frist Smoothie King crown since 2009.
The Seminoles (8-7) scored the game's first 13 points, four of them coming on fast-break slam dunks by tournament
MVP Corey Davis, and never trailed. Ronald Taylor paced Southeast with 24 points, and Davis had 23.
Bradenton Christian got 19 points from Ryan Leunk, 15 from Vincent Rehfeldt and 14 from J.T. Noellert.
The Bayshore girls (12-5) started the game slowly, only leading 18-16 at the half.
"We just played lax and had no sense of urgency," Sanders said. "I told the girls we could lose this game if we didn't bring effort."
His team took those words to heart and pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Manatee 28-16 and forcing 15 turnovers in the final half.
"They just made adjustments, and we didn't," Canes head coach Betty Tracy said. "They went to a man-to-man defense, and that's not something we are used to."
Tournament MVP Taylor Izatt led the Bruins with 14 points, nine coming in the fourth quarter. "Feels great to win this again in my last year," Izatt said.
The senior connected on back-to-back 3-pointers, giving her team a 43-27 lead with 3 minutes, 24 seconds left in the final period.
"After I hit the first one, I knew the next one would go down, too," Izatt said.
Eldine Simeus finished with 12 points for Manatee (4-11), while Jada Guion chipped in 10.
"My girls played hard. We just made too many errors there in the second half and couldn't make up for it," coach Tracy said.
Joy Norman scored 15 points for the Bruins and was named to the All-Tournament Team, along with Izatt, Bayshore's JoJo Muldoon and the Canes' Guion.
In other girls games Wednesday, Englewood Lemon Bay downed BCS 47-29 for third place. Katie Swaagman led the Panthers (6-8) with 11 points. Oldsmar downed Sarasota Christian 65-38 for fifth place, and Tampa Sickles routed St. Petersburg Shorecrest 54-11 for seventh place.
In boys action, Braden River (7-7) outlasted Bayshore for third place behind 14 points from Deondrick Bacon and 10 apiece from Jonathan Colon and Isaiah Garrett. Chris Harris led the Bruins (2-13) with 10 points. Sarasota Christian ripped Cape Coral 69-22 for fifth place, and Manatee (4-10) got past Lecanto Seven Rivers 59-21 for seventh place. Dominick Otteni pouned in 15 for the Hurricanes, who led 19-4 after one quarter.