The fifth annual Fortegra High School 9:12 Basketball Invitational Presented by CSI Companies tipped off Thursday at the South Campus of FSCJ. Eight teams are competing for the championship trophy including Providence, Mandarin, Oakleaf, Raines, Sandalwood, Orange Park, Camden County and Nease.
Sandalwood defeated Orange Park in Game 1, Oakleaf outlasted Raines in Game 2, Nease beat Camden County in Game 3 and tournament favorites Providence downed Mandarin in Game 4.
Providence beat Oakleaf 58-53 in overtime on Friday in a thrilling semifinal matchup to earn a spot in the championship game against defending champ Nease. The Panthers bested Sandalwood 42-23 to remain unbeaten on the season at 7-0 entering Saturday’s championship game.
Round 3: Camden County 63, Raines 21
Round 3: Orange Park 72, Mandarin 40
Third-Place Game: Oakleaf 57, Sandalwood 22
Championship Game: Providence 59, Nease 40