Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

2A region basketball: Community School of Naples 61, Northside Christian 23

NAPLES — Northside Christian had problems in its half-court game in the region semifinals Tuesday night. And that meant the Mustangs didn't have half a chance against Community School of Naples.

The Seahawks, coming off two straight trips to the state final four, built up a big lead early against the Mustangs and won easily 61-23 in the region semifinals.

Rachel Boyette, Saje Schlatterer and Hailey Gossard each led the Mustangs (25-5) with five points.

Michelle Woods scored 24 for Community School.

"This was without a doubt the best team we've played all year," Northside coach D.J. Jackson said. "We have nothing to be ashamed of. The first quarter actually went pretty well, because we were down by only five points.

"But then Community School went on some runs. And they made a lot of layups. We can't give up a lot of layups."

Hunter Martin made three 3-point baskets, and Woods made two.

"We've got a lot of young players, so it's hard to go up against a seasoned team like this," Jackson said. "We got off to a good start, but we didn't execute the half-court game very well. That's been our big problem all year long."

Community School was wild with its shooting in the first quarter, making only 5 of 15. The Seahawks led 14-9 after one was complete quarter but got going in the second quarter, limiting the Mustangs to one field goal and five total points in the second. Community School led 41-14 at halftime.

2A region basketball: Community School of Naples 61, Northside Christian 23 02/15/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:10am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs defensive end Chris Baker (90) is seen during training camp last month at One Buc Place. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  2. Bucs' defensive attributes in opener included flexibility


    TAMPA — It's a blink-and-you-miss-it nuance, but in Sunday's opener against Chicago, on their very first defensive snap, the Bucs lined up in a 3-4 defense.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter shakes hands with cornerback Brent Grimes (24) before an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 

  3. Bucs-Vikings: What if O.J. Howard and Dalvin Cook had both been taken?


    So what if the Bucs had taken neither O.J. Howard nor Dalvin Cook with the 19th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft?

    Bucs tight end O.J. Howard (80) makes a reception as Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) tackles him Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  4. Wish the Bucs had taken Dalvin Cook? Read this


    It will happen sometime Sunday afternoon.

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) carries the ball in the second quarter Monday night, Sept. 11, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.  (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
  5. Bucs-Vikings: What could make Tampa Bay's defense elite again


    TAMPA — The last time the Bucs had a top-five defense also happens to be when they last appeared in the postseason.

    Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) celebrates after recovering a fumble by Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]