Boys basketball

DeSoto 64, Fort Meade 56

Nazir Gilchrist scored 24 points to lead DeSoto County (4-4) to a 64-56 victory over Fort Meade on Thursday.

Gilchrist also had 5 steals and 4 rebounds for the Bulldogs, while Keimar Richardson added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals and Ethan Redden chipped in 7 points, 7 assists and 4 steals.

DeSoto County plays at 7 tonight Lemon Bay tonight in Englewood.

Port Charlotte 73, Mariner 65

Alex Perry scored 13 of his career-high 31 points during a crucial second quarter as the Pirates shook off a sluggish start and got the win.

Mariner (7-4) led 17-12 after the first quarter before the Pirates (6-2) erupted for a 26-point barrage in the second quarter. Jahmari Johnson poured in 10 of his 14 points during the period as he and Perry combined for 23 of the 26.

Logan Rogers added 11 points for the Pirates, who will play host to Canterbury on Friday. The Cougars (5-5) defeated Mariner 89-49 this past Saturday.

Girls basketballPort Charlotte 64, Mariner 36

Aryianna Lockey-Progl scored 20 points to lead the Lady Pirates (8-7) to a 64-36 victory over Mariner on Thursday evening.

Delaini Morris added 17 points, 4 steals and 2 assists for Port Charlotte while Taylor Paille had 6 points and 5 assists. Lockey-Progl also had 9 stealsl

Alexia Poposki led Mariner (2-8) with 17 points.

Port Charlotte plays Canterbury at 7 tonight.

Boys soccerDeSoto County 8, Avon Park 0

The DeSoto County boys soccer team scored seven second-half goals on Thursday to score an 8-0 shutout of Avon Park.

Ruben Sanchez scored three goals for the Bobcats (8-4) and Eduardo Maldonado had two more. Auselio Gutierrez, Alejando Garcia and Emanuel Barajas each had a goal and an assist on the game.

The loss dropped Avon Park to 3-4-3 on the season.

Girls soccerLemon Bay 3, Cape Coral 0

The Lemon Bay girls soccer team scored a 3-0 shutout over Cape Coral on Thursday night.

With the victory the Manta Rays improve to 7-3 on the season, while the loss drops the Seahawks to 6-4-1.

Lemon Bay plays at Estero at 7:30 tonight.


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