The Lady Seahawks varsity basketball team stands at 5-7, 2-1 in district play, but don’t count Coach Rob Wheetley’s girls out.
Not by a long shot.
“Five of our seven losses have been against bigger schools,” said Wheetley. “In each of those losses, we have been in every game except one. So we are learning how to compete every day.
“Our goals are still the same as day one, always improve from game to game, and see what happens in districts,” he said.
The team closed out 2019 with a 57-39 win at home against Bozeman.
Senior Honesti Williams led the team with 20 points, and six rebounds, followed closely by freshman Tyasia Yarrell’s 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Senior Hannah Sweet pitched in 15 points, and three rebounds, while freshman Skylar Johnson scored two, and snared seven rebounds, and sophomore Ariel Andrews had one point and four rebounds.
The Lady Seahawks opened 2020 with two non-conference losses to North Bay Haven Academy.
In a Jan. 2 game in Panama City, the Hawks fell 38-26, unable to make up ground after falling behind 18-10 at the half to the Lady Buccaneers.
Senior Jamela Ray had a double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Williams scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds. Yarrell tallied three points and six rebounds, while Sweet had three points and a pair of caroms. Johnson added a point, and brought down five rebounds.
On Tuesday at home, the Lady Seahawks fell again to North Bay Haven, this time 41-36, after tying it up at 25-all after three quarters.
Yarrell led the team with 11 points and nine rebounds, while Sweet contributed nine points, and grabbed three rebounds. Williams scored eight, and brought down seven rebounds, while Ray tallied six and snared seven rebounds.
Johnson added two points and five rebounds, while Andrews grabbed six rebounds, adding to a team total of 37.
On Monday at home, the Lady Seahawks trounced Munroe 57-12, led by Williams’ 18 points and nine rebounds, and Yarrell’s 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Sweet scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds, while eighth grader Kayleigh Messer scored six points and snared eight rebounds.
Andrews scored two and grabbed five rebounds, and senior Janacia Bunyon had two points. Freshman Kylah Ross had two points and five rebounds, and freshman Tariah Jones two points and three rebounds. Freshman Lexi McNair-Martin had one rebound and Johnson six rebounds.