PANAMA CITY - The Franklin Couunty Seahawks downed Port St. Joe 67-57 in the second day of Bay Barnstorm Classic, avenging a 69-48 regular season loss in Gulf County two weeks ago.

The Seahawks were 31 points better than when they lost to the same Tiger Sharks in Port St. Joe.

This time around they buried six 3-pointers while building a 19-point lead in the first quarter.

Port St. Joe, 3-7, fought back when Travis Roberson had 13 of his team-high 18 points in a second-quarter turnaround.

Port St. Joe eventually pulled even when a putback by Russell Russ tied it 50-50 with 7 minutes, 36 seconds to play.

Sophomore point guard Jan Lowe took over from that point for the Seahawks, 12-2. Lowe made nine of 10 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter and 13-15 for the game to finish with 26 points.

Senior Kalin Wilson had 18 points and senior Tyler Howard 15 for Franklin County, which made only one more 3-pointer the rest of the game.

Senior Zack Prygocki added 6, while junior Nate Jones, who tallied 2 points, led the team with nine rebounds, with seven each for Wilson and Przygocki

Coach Mackenzie Williams' squad, now 11-2, plays Bay High Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET.  The six-team gathering this year isn’t playing down to a champion when it ends on Saturday evening. 

FRANKLIN (67)

Townsend 0 0-0 0, Penamon 0 0-0 0, Przygocki 2 0-0 6, Nash 0 0-0 0, Howard 6 3-4 15, Martin 0 0-0 0, Lowe 5 13-15 26, Jones 0 2-2 2, Wilson 7 2-3 18. Totals: 20 20-24 67.

PSJ (57)

Gant 3 4-8 11, Russ 6 2-3 15, Roberson 6 4-7 18, Martin 4 3-4 11, Daniels 0 0-0 0, Dempsey 0 0-0 0, Browning 0 0-0 0, Quinn 1 0-2 2, Sims 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 13-24 57.

Franklin - 28 6 16 17 — 67

Port St. Joe - 9 22 17 9 — 57

3-point goals: Franklin County 7 (Lowe 3, Wilson 2, Przygocki 2), Port St. Joe 4 (Roberson 2, Gant, Russ). Total fouls: Franklin County 20, Port St. Joe 22. Technical fouls: Howard. Fouled out: Daniels.

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In the Seahawks opener, Mosley downed Franklin County 64-61

It isn’t always easy to pinpoint how a closely contested game in December is going to help you in February, but Mosley’s narrow win over Franklin County could wind up benefiting both teams in the long run.

Certainly the Dolphins, 12-4, had a chance to fade when their multi-talented leader Jacorian Calloway went to the bench with two fouls about 3 minutes before halftime.

Franklin County, 11-2, completed a 9-0 run shortly afterward and could have went into intermission with a healthy edge. The Dolphins regrouped, however, and when Javyion Wilson’s 3-pointer banked in moments before the horn the Seahawks led only 30-29.

Calloway took over in the third quarter by scoring 11 of his game-high 25 points. The Dolphins built their spread as high as 53-43 when Calloway scored on Carlos Dominguez’s assist.

The lead fluctuated between six and nine points most of the fourth quarter until the Seahawks made a final charge. Zacc Townsend and Jan Lowe both nailed 3-pointers to make it 62-59 with 1:31 remaining.

A Mosley turnover was followed by a 17-footer by Lowe and it was a one-point game with 41 seconds still showing.

Another Mosley turnover gave the Seahawks a chance to pull out a miracle finish, but a shot by 6-foot-4 junior Nathan Jones was well defensed shortly before the final buzzer.

Stacy Burse hit both ends of the bonus for Mosley at 1.7 seconds for the final.

Wilson added 14 points for the Dolphins. Townsend had 16 points, Lowe 15 and Tyler Howard 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks for Franklin County.

Calloway added eight rebounds and a blocked shot for Mosley.

MOSLEY (64)

Dominguez 3 0-0 6, Turner 2 0-0 4, Wilson 5 2-5 14, Burse 2 3-4 7, Calloway 12 0-2 25, Ashe 0 0-0 0, Bullard 4 0-0 8, Stafford 0 0-0 0, Byron 0 0-0 0, Mack 0 0-0 0. Totals: 28 5-11 64.

FRANKLIN COUNTY 61)

Townsend 7 0-0 16, Penamon 1 2-2 4, Pryzgocki 0 0-0 0, Nash 0 0-0 0, Howard 5 0-7 10, Martin 1 0-0 2, Lowe 6 1-2 15, Jones 4 0-0 8, Wilson 1 4-4 6. Totals: 25 7-15 61.

Mosley;13 16 24 11 — 64

Franklin County;11 19 15 16 — 61

3-point goals: Mosley 3 (Wilson 2, Calloway), Franklin County 4 (Lowe 2, Townsend 2). Total fouls: Mosley 10, Franklin County 14. Fouled out: none.

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In the opener Thursday, Bay edged Port St. Joe 43-42

It came down to a wild scenario in the final minute that Bay survived, there’s no other way to describe it.

Three times the Tornadoes missed the front end of bonus free throws that might have supplied some breathing room. All three times the Tigers Sharks pulled down the rebound and had a chance to take the lead.

The first resulted in a blocked shot by Bay’s Anthony Hayes and the second a block by Jeremiah Hudson with just 11.6 seconds showing. The final Port St. Joe assault produced a basket that was nullified by an official’s whistle with 3 seconds to go, but Bay didn’t have the win secured until a 70-foot heave by the Tiger Sharks’ Russell Russ was wide.

Bay had a notable size advantage, but seldom could connect on offensive rebounds from close range. The Tornadoes finally opened a 26-16 edge when Rashard Lucas and Jalen Wodford each scored on steals midway through the third quarter.

Port St. Joe, 3-6, answered with a 13-4 blitz to end the quarter and get within 30-29. The Tiger Sharks finally tied it on a 3-pointer by Kendre Gant and regained the lead 42-39 on a steal and 3-pointer by Russ with 3 minutes remaining.

Demond Ross had just eight points for Bay, but made two free throws after being set up by Lucas inside, then scored off a Lucas’ assist with 2:33 to go.

That made it 43-42, and neither team scored thereafter despite a multitude of opportunities.

Gant had 16 points for Port St. Joe and Russ 15. Hudson and Ross each had eight and Lucas seven for Bay.