Providence repeats in Fortegra 9:12 Invitational
A glance at how Saturday’s final day of the Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational played out.
Providence 50, West Nassau 41
The Stallions went back to back in defending their Fortegra championship by downing the Warriors in Saturday’s title game.
Providence (7-1) pulled away for good in the fourth quarter and atoned for its lone loss of the season by holding off the Warriors (3-3). West Nassau beat Providence 72-69 on Dec. 7.
West Nassau’s Deebo Coleman took tournament MVP honors. Teammate Justin Hicks, Providence’s Jack Dillard, Episcopal’s Max McQuiddy and Fletcher’s Zyhir Sims joined Coleman on the all-tournament team.
Paxon 68, Episcopal 52
Super 6 No. 1 Paxon bounced back from its first loss of the season with a win over the host Eagles on Saturday in the third-place game of the Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational.
Isaiah Adams had 32 points and Derrick Johnson Jr. followed with 11 for the Golden Eagles (7-1).
Mark Flakus had 17 points for Episcopal (4-3), which lost at OT heartbreaker in the semifinals to Providence. Max McQuiddy added 13 for the Eagles.
Paxon took control before halftime, using a 9-2 run to take a seven-point lead into the break.
Mandarin 82, Fletcher 73
William Spriggs had 17 points and Mandarin held off a late Fletcher rally to take seventh place in the Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational on Saturday.
Mandarin (2-4) opened the game on a 12-2 run and ended the first quarter on a 10-4 run. Fletcher (2-6) cut the deficit to one thanks to a 13-2 run late in the first half. Mandarin took control with a 19-4 run to start the second half.
Fletcher made a late 17-4 run but couldn’t finish the comeback. Miles Coats and Ty Jackson added 15 points each for the Mustangs.
Zyhir Sims led Fletcher with 32 points
Miles Coats and Ty Jackson added 15 points each for the Mustangs.
Ponte Vedra 39, First Coast 36
The Sharks close on a 13-3 run and took fifth place in the Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational on Saturday.
Holden Kangas and Luke Pirris had eight points apiece for Ponte Vedra (3-5).
Rasheed Durham led First Coast (2-4) with 12 points.
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