Seniors shine on a special night

James Gordon
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 04:46 PM.

The Seahawk boys varsity basketball team got back on winning ways last week, downing Aucilla Christian on Thursday before falling to North Bay Haven at senior Night Friday.

The Hawks won 47-41 at Aucilla, but Coach Mike Sweatt said it was a mixed picture.

“In the Aucilla game we had the worst first half of the year, scoring just seven points and shooting two-for-20 from the field,” he said. “Then we had one of our best all-around second halves of the year shooting 13 for 16 from the field and outscoring them 40-23.

The team was down 18-7 at the half. “The good thing about the first half is we never blamed our bad offense and took it out on our defense.  We played consistent defense throughout the game,” said Sweatt.

“Recently we have been struggling in the first half, either the first or second quarter and then playing bad defense because we are mad at our poor offense,” he said. “If we could put a full game together then we could compete and beat anybody in our district.”

Junior Kelsey Jones led the team with 15 points and six rebounds, with seven points and eight rebounds from eighth grader Tyler Farmer. Senior Cameron White had six points and six rebounds, while Marshall Sweet, Logan McLeod and Kenneth Wilson each scored five. James Gordon scored three, and Wesley Norred one.

Against North Bay Haven, the Hawks battled back in the third quarter from a halftime deficit, but couldn’t make up enough ground and lost 60-56.

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