Saturday’s scores from Fortegra Basketball Invitational

Eight high school basketball teams hit the hardwood to see who can become champion of the 4th annual Fortegra Invitational basketball tournamente presented by CSI Companies. (WJXT)

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.

Saturday’s schedule

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


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