It was a chance to get their juju back, delight the home crowd and give the younger players some much-needed varsity experience as the Seahawks boys basketball team rattled off their straight lopsided wins last week.
On Nov. 30 at home, it was 79-48 over Wakulla at home, and then on Friday it was a 72-31 blowout over Wewa, all capped off with a 77-19 win over Liberty County Monday night.
“We tried to get a lot done, they used it as a practice, to get better,” said coach Ray Bailey following the Wakulla win. “In a game like this you want to stay healthy, don’t get no injuries., playing defense without reaching. We want to play solid defense and make them earn everything they get
“We need to use these wins to get better for tougher competition we got coming up, against North Bay Haven, and Mosley,” he said. “The games like this are good for them (younger players), giving them valuable minutes. We;re going to need them down the stretch.”
Against Wakulla senior Owen Poloronis led the team with 21 points, followed by 16 points from senior Ta-Shawn Jones, junior Ethan Kembro with 12, and 11 from eighth grader Jeremiah Allen, including three three-pointers. Senior Jaidyn Rhodes added 10, eighth grader Sadiq Jones three, and two each from sophomore William Chastine, junior Amontaye Austin and junior Lonnie O’Neal.
Against Wewahitchka, Ta-Shawn Jones led with 20 points, Sadiq Jones added 15, Poloronis 14, Kembro with seven, Rhodes with six, Chastine with four and two from sophomore Ajaylen McNair.
Against Liberty County, Poloronis led with 16 points, Rhodes followed with 15, Kembro added 12, Sadiq Jones 11, Ta-Shawn Jones eight, Austin seven, McNair four and two each from Allen and seventh grader Dre North.