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Hurricane Ian memorial removed, but that's not the end

Jan. 28, 2023 03:14 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Hurricane Ian memorial wall has been taken down in Fort Myers’ Centennial Park, but that won’t be the last time you can visit its photos, flowers and other emotional tributes. The wall will live again in an upcoming series of art installations in...

Florida Gulf Coast defeats Mercer 67-62

Dec. 10, 2022 21:57 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Anderson had 14 points in FGCU's 67-62 victory over Mercer on Saturday night. Anderson added 13 rebounds for the Eagles (8-3). Isaiah Thompson added 14 points. He made 9 of 10 from the line. Dahmir Bishop finished with 13 points. Luis...

Anderson's 18 lead FGCU over Florida International 74-65

Dec. 04, 2022 21:12 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Anderson’s 18 points helped FGCU defeat Florida International 74-65 on Sunday night. Anderson had 13 rebounds for the Eagles (7-2). Caleb Catto scored 14 points and added five assists and four steals. Chase Johnston shot 4 for 11, including 3 for 10...

Big 3rd quarter carries No. 14 Maryland women by Pitt 87-63

Nov. 27, 2022 14:01 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Abby Meyers scored 12 of her 23 points in Maryland's 36-point third quarter and the No. 14 Terrapins rolled to an 87-63 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday to finish the Ft. Myers Tip-Off. Brinae Alexander hit three 3-pointers in the Terps' biggest quarter of the...

No. 14 Maryland women beat Towson at Fort Myers Tip-Off

Nov. 26, 2022 14:04 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Diamond Miller scored 20 points, Faith Masonius and Shyanne Sellers each added 14 and No. 14 Maryland beat Towson 81-70 on Saturday at the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Miller gave Maryland its first double-digit lead on the first basket of the fourth quarter to make...

Florida state report shows toxic algae levels

Nov. 26, 2022 03:12 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are saying a red tide bloom that’s lingered along the coast for a few weeks is now being fed by nutrients running off the landscape in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Red tide (Karenia brevis) is a naturally occurring organism in the Gulf of Mexico...

3 double-doubles carry DePaul women past No. 14 Terps 76-67

Nov. 25, 2022 15:20 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Aneesah Morrow scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Keke Rimmer and Jorie Allen also had double-doubles and DePaul dominated down the stretch to knock off No. 14 Maryland 76-67 at the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Friday. The Terrapins trailed a vast majority...

Mississippi State tops Utah 52-49 to win Fort Myers tourney

Nov. 23, 2022 23:26 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dashawn Davis knocked down six 3-pointers and Tolu Smith added a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds as Mississippi State held off Utah 52-49 to win the Fort Myers Tip-off tournament's Beach Division on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs remain...

Marquette wins third-place game at Fort Myers Tip-Off

Nov. 23, 2022 20:13 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kam Jones scored 19 points, Tyler Kolek added 14 points with six assists and Marquette beat Georgia Tech 84-60 on Wednesday night for third place at the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Marquette scored 18 of the opening 22 points of the game and the Golden Eagles led by...

Mississippi St holds off Marquette, 58-55 in Fort Myers win

Nov. 21, 2022 23:30 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dashawn Davis hit a pair of free throws with three seconds left to help Mississippi State hold off Marquette, 58-55 Monday night in the nightcap of the Fort Myers Tip-Off tournament's Beach Division. The win sends the Bulldogs into Tuesday's championship...