The Lady Seahawks have risen to the top of their district, winning back-to-back contests, and split against non-conference opponents.
Tydron Wynn’s girls downed conference rivals Liberty County 45-20 Dec. 4 in Bristol, and at Wewahitchka 51-22 Friday night.
On Monday at Altha they won 48-5, but on Tuesday night before a home crowd, they fell 44-36 to non-conference rival North Bay Haven, a team that had slammed the Lady Seahawks in the season opener by nearly 30 points.
“We had too many opportunities at the goal, we probably missed more than 20 open layups,” said Wynn Tuesday night. “Against a good team like that it’ll hurt you.
“Our defense was solid. The effort was great, but it’s the little things we have to work on tomorrow,” he said. “It’s a step in the right direction.
“This year they’re hustling, that’s the biggest improvement, that you give 100 percent each and every play, every second, every minute,” he said.
Junior Honesti Williams led the Lady Seahawks in scoring against North Bay Haven, with 13 points, with freshman Amani Jones adding eight, and freshman Jahneese Brathwaite seven.
Sophomore Jamela Ray added four, and junior Hannah Sweet and senior Jazmyne Farmer each two.
Against Wewa, Williams had 16 points, six steals and three assist. Brathwaite added 14 points, four steals and three assists.
Jones added eight points and five rebounds, while sophomore Abby Johnson tallied five points and three steals, and Sweet three points and five assists.
At Monday’s blowout of Altha, Brathwaite had 16 points, five steals and five assists, with Williams adding 12 points, six steals and four assists. Sweet kicked in seven points and three assists, and snared three rebound, while Amani added eight points and four rebound.
“We’re learning to play hard every play, every minute, every second,” said Wynn. “Going into halftime, up 23-5, I and coach Calen Turner challenged the team defensively and they responded by not allowing the other team to score.”
Wynn’s squad is now 3-0 in district play and 4-4 overall.