Gulf Coast edges Mariner in boys basketball
Gulf Coast 63, Mariner 52: A 23-9 Gulf Coast fourth quarter spoiled the season opener for the Tritons and new coach Ryan Hercek. Mariner led 43-40 through three periods. Next up for Mariner is a game at Evangelical Christian on Dec. 3.
Bradenton Christian 81, North Fort Myers 36: The Red Knights dropped their season opener in Bradenton. On Dec. 3, North travels to Riverdale.
LaBelle 66, Island Coast 56: A strong second half (40-33) wasn’t enough to make up for slow start for the Gators (0-1). Island Coast’s next game is Dec. 5 at South Fort Myers.