The Lady Seahawk basketball team is looking pretty good, a marked improvement from past seasons, as they’ve scored two big wins.
After falling 46-15 to North Bay Haven in their opener, they downed Arnold Friday night 43-16.
What’s more, Coach Tydron Wynn defeated his cousin, former Apalachicola High School basketball coach Dorian Evans.
““It’s always good to coach against someone you looked up too and watched as a kid. I told him I wasn’t gone let him beat me in front of our grandmother,” said Wynn.
Jahneese Brathwaite led the team with 17 points and five steals, with Kiani Allen tallying 10 points and three steals, and Honesti Williams four points and four steals.
“Hannah Sweet did a good job controlling the game,” said Wynn. “Honesti and Jahneese were in the zone defensively and it showed. The energy was great from everybody.
“Against Bay Haven, we came out nervous and flat. After the game I just told them to trust their own talent and that this season is a marathon, not a sprint,” Wynn said. “We have to continue to work in practice and build the continuity with having so many new faces.”
On Tuesday, the team downed Liberty County 45-20 in Bristol, with Brathwaite leading with 11 points and five steals. Williams added 11 points and seven steals, and Allen eight points and three rebounds.
Wynn said the game was a “good bounce back win” from a 36-19 loss to Wakulla County.
“Jahneese and Honesti been providing great pressure all year,” he said. “We still got a long ways to go as a team and as a program but tonight was a good step in the right direction.”
The roster also includes Abigail Johnson, Acaleah Wallace, Amani Jones, Genesis Jones, Haley Miller, Jamela Ray, Janacia Bunyon, Jazmyne Farmer, Melanie Collins, Tariah Jones, Tiauana Benjamin and Tyasia Yarrell.