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Cape tops Baker in overtime, 58-57

January 28, 2012
By JIM LINETTE (jlinette@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

J.J. Bailey, who hit 9-of-12 free throws Thursday to help beat South Fort Myers, hit two with three seconds left in overtime Friday to lift the Cape Coral Seahawks past Ida Baker 58-57.

It is the fourth straight win and eighth in 11 games in January for the Seahawks (16-8), who play at East Lee County next Friday.

The Seahawks led by six to eight points most of the game, but the Bulldogs kept it close and managed to send it into overtime.

Angel Inchausti, who led the Bulldogs with 20 points, drove to the basket with 20 seconds left in OT and kicked it back out to Seth Woods, who hit a three-pointer with nine seconds left to take a one-point lead.

The Seahawks called timeout to set up a final play. Bailey drove to the hoop and was fouled with three seconds left and hit the free throws to win it.

It is the fourth straight loss for the Bulldogs (4-18), who host C.S. Naples on Tuesday.

Cape Coral 17 8 19 8 6 - 58

Ida Baker 16 12 13 11 5 - 57

CAPE 58 - Moore 3, Flynn 11, Almeida 3, Taylor 3, Bailey 10, Marshall 15, Gaymon 9, Daniels 4. Totals: 19 12-17 58. 3PG: Moore 1, Flynn 1, Taylor 1, Bailey 1, Marshall 1, Gaymon 3.

BAKER 57 - Inchausti 20, Mantle 2, Price 3, Evans 8, Woods 5, Lugo 17, Wicks 2. Totals: 19 14-24 57. 3PG: Inchausti 2, Woods 1, Lugo 2.

Island Coast 72, North Fort Myers 62: Island Coast snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory Friday over North Fort Myers.

The Gators, who have lost seven of their last nine games, were led by Kaleb Darrett and Terrell Griffin with double-doubles. Darrett had a game-high 22 points, 10 rebounds and Griffin had 21 points, 10 rebounds.

"We finished the game," said Gators coach Greg Coleman. "I challenged them to play hard and unselfish and we had a season-high 20 assists tonight."

The Gators (9-13) host Charlotte Tuesday night.

North FM 17 12 20 13 - 62

Island Coast 17 15 19 21 - 72

NORTH 62 - Malaise 4, Beerbower 13, Vega 21, Crowell 12, Byrd 9. Totals: 20 12-14 62. 3PG: Beerbower 3, Vega 5, Crowell 2.

I. COAST 72 - Gomez 3, Aponte 7, Darrett 22, Griffin 21, Matos 13, Stark 9. Totals: 30 6-9 72. 3PG: Gomez 1, Aponte 1, Darrett 2, Matos 2, Stark 3.

Lee County Home School 49, Temple Baptist 46: Lee County Ambassadors (2-1 conference) held off a pesky Temple team on the road Friday.

The Ambassadors were led in scoring by Zach Blikstad with 16 points and Nick Higham with 15.

The Eagles started strong with an 18-5 lead, but the Ambassadors climbed back within one at half, and took the lead for good in the third quarter by outscoring Temple 12-3.

Cape Coral 65, South Fort Myers 50: Despite nearly surrendering a double-digit lead, the Cape Coral Seahawks did not panic Thursday night as South Fort Myers threatened to take command in the second half.

Instead, the Seahawks held on and pulled away down the stretch by hitting a series of free throws to win.

Cape Coral19 15 9 22 - 65

South FM 8 13 21 8 - 50

CAPE 65 - Moore 3, Flynn 11, Almeida 6, Taylor 9, Bailey 14, Marshall 14, Gaymon 4, Daniels 4. Totals: 21 15-22 65. 3PG: Moore 1, Flynn 3, Taylor 2, Marshall 1, Gaymon 1.

SOUTH 50 - T. Fuller 3, A Fuller 3, Jacobs 7, Kelly 5, Phillips 13, Nelson 10, Patterson 5. Totals: 20 5-12 50. 3PG: A. Fuller 1, Jacobs 1, Kelly 1, Phillips 1, Patterson 1.

Bishop Verot 76, Dunbar 58: Mark Wagner led a trio of Vikings in double figures with 20 points in Bishop Verot's win over Dunbar Friday.

The Vikings (17-4) play East Lake at North Port Richey Saturday.

Dunbar 12 13 16 17 - 58

Bishop Verot 23 17 15 21 - 76

DUNBAR 58 - Hendricks 4, Williams 11, Barnes 12, Byrd 3, Ross 5, Jackson 13, Teniston 10. Totals: 22 9-25 58. 3PG: Williams 2, Barnes 1, Byrd 1, Ross 1.

VEROT 76 - Wagner 20, Taylor 16, Baker 2, Hippler 6, Mosher 7, Williams 2, Doyle 16, Labreche 2, Citro 6, Totals: 30 11-15 76. 3PG: Wagner 4, Mosher 1

Football

North Fort Myers: Brian Makar is back as football coach for the Red Knights.

The 1983 North graduate has taught and coached at his alma mater since 1988. He was head football coach for five seasons (1998-02) when he compiled a 25-25 record. Makar left after back-to-back losing seasons of 3-6 and 2-8.

He returns to succeed Barry Goettemoeller, who was let go after four seasons and a record of 14-26.

"I am thrilled that our new head coach is someone with strong ties to the school - and understands the value of not only having quality athletes, but quality students, too." principal Kimberly Lunger said in a prepared release.

Neither Makar nor athletic director Kathy Padilla could be reached for comment.

Girls Basketball

Cape Coral 46, Ida Baker 32: Cape Coral, which has won seven of its last nine games, got 18 points and 10 rebounds from Crystal Townsend Friday in a win at Ida Baker.

Cape Coral 15 11 14 6 - 46

Ida Baker 7 9 9 7 - 32

CAPE 46 - Williams 8, Griffin 12, Townsend 18, Mims 6, Hunter 3. Totals: 18 7-14 46. 3PG: Griffin 2, Mims 1.

BAKER 32 - Ross 2, Nicloy 2, Emmons 6, Placher 9, Del Negro 11, Ramsey 2. Totals: 11 7-12 32. 3PG: Del Negro 3.

Cape Coral 59, South Fort Myers 25: Senior Kassie Griffin connected for a game-high 18 points, including four three-point baskets, to lead Cape Coral to an easy win over South Fort Myers Thursday.

South FM 3 8 5 9 - 25

Cape Coral18 22 10 6 - 59

SOUTH 25 - Campbell 4, Carson 4, Purvis 5, Ryckaert 10, Talford 2. Totals: 8 9-18 25. 3PG: none.

CAPE 59 - Williams 9, Griffin 18, Brice 3, Townsend 8, Mims 12, Hanley 5, Orozco 6. Totals: 22 11-17 59. 3PG: Griffin 4.

Wrestling

Girls State Meet: Freshman Korynna Gacad not only is the first female to wrestle for Ida Baker, but the school's first girls' state champion.

Gacad won the girls' 97-pound state title last weekend in Orlando. She has been wrestling on the boys' team all season, posting two wins at 106 pounds.

"We saw progress in her as a wrestler as the season went on," said Bulldogs coach Fernando Vasquez. "The guys all treat her like just another wrestler, not as a girl looking for attention. They all cheer for her when she's on the mat, and she wasn't getting pinned. We're very proud of her."

Unseeded and underestimated, Gacad won three matches at the state meet, including pinning senior four-year wrestler Tobie Jones of Osceola in the first period of the championship match.

Vazquez has listed her on Baker's District 2A-11 roster.

Her brother, junior Brandon Gacad, was state runner-up last year. He is unbeaten this season, just recorded his 125th career match victory and appears headed back to the state meet again in a few weeks.

 
 

 

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