110 points in a playoff girls basketball game? It happened

Lakewood defeated Fort Myers Cypress Lake 110-13, their fifth 100-plus point game.
Updated October 1

For the fifth time this season Lakewood scored more than 100 points in a game. The fact that it came in a region quarterfinal is a bit surprising.

The Spartans defeated Fort Myers Cypress Lake 110-13 Thursday night. Cypress Lake is 7-18 and plays in the four-team Class 6A, District 12. It was a No.3 seed but knocked off No. 2 seed Lely by two points in the district semifinals.

That set up the mismatch at Lakewood (24-4). The Spartans led 36-2 after the first quarter and 68-6 at halftime. Lakewood coach Necole Tunsil said via text that she played her substitutes for most of the third quarter and all of the fourth quarter. Even with a running clock, they were able to surpass 100 points.

Tunsil is no stranger to criticism for lopsided scores. She believes it’s all about getting her team ready.

“It’s the playoffs, I won’t hold my team back in the playoffs,” Tunsil said. “Not enough games left to get the starters their repetition.”

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This is not the most points the Spartans have scored this year. They beat Dixie Hollins 123-8. They scored 117 points against Dunedin and 116 against Gibbs.

There were other lopsided scores in Thursday’s first round of regionals. Davie Nova, for example, defeated Miami Mourning 87-7. But none was as lopsided as the Lakewood game.

The Spartans host Bradenton Southeast on Tuesday night in the Class 6A region semifinals. The Spartans beat Southeast in the district final 61-34.