For the second year in a row Coach Linda Tschudi and the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls’ basketball team won last weekend’s wins the Centennial Bank Hoop Fest . The Lady Tiger Sharks drew a bye in the opening round while Popular Springs took on Bozeman and Tolar (Liberty County) played Riversprings (Wakulla).
Popular Springs defeated Bozeman to reach the championship game and Riversprings beat Tolar to play Port St. Joe in the semifinals.
The Lady Tiger Sharks went on a 12-0 early and at the half it was Port St. Joe 23-10. The second half was much the same with the Lady Tiger Sharks winning 41-12. Teiyahna Hutchinson led Port St. Joe with 14 points and Brooklyn Quinn added 10 points.
Java Patterson had six points, Aliyah Johnson three and Quinci Elphinstone, Zakeriah Pittman, Nakeasha Hills and Khaliyah Johnson each had two points.
In the championship game Port St. Joe played a tough Popular Springs JV. The score was knotted at 6-all with 4:35 in the first half when the Lady Tiger Sharks got hot and went on a 10-0 to close the half.
Port St. Joe was never challenged in the second half and repeated as champions with a 32-13 win.
Leading the way was Hutchinson with 12 points and Quinn with 10.
Maliyah McNair, A. Johnson, Hills and K. Johnson scored two points apiece.
Port St. Joe travels to Wewahitchka today and finish the regular season Dec. 2 at Riversprings.