Tiger Sharks looking to fit glass slipper

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:28 PM.

Seeded third in the district – Port St. Joe is 13-12 overall, 5-5 in district play – the Tiger Sharks played host school Liberty County on Tuesday.

A win would pit the Tiger Sharks against second-seeded South Walton Friday night in Bristol.

The key to the upswing to end the season was entirely offensive. The Tiger Sharks spent much of the early part of the season putting up final tallies in the 30s and 40s.

Last week, as example, they scored 68 in a win over Wewahitchka and 69 in a victory over Mosley, Port St. Joe’s first win over a Bay County large school since Calvin Pryor and Roman Quinn graduated three years ago.

“We’ve kind of strung some wins together here, which is good, a good time to do it,” Kurnitsky said. “The kids feel confident. We are hitting our stride and scoring more points.

“No matter how good a defensive team you are you have to put the ball in the basket. You have to score points. We struggled with that early in the season, but we are putting the ball in the hole a bit better. They are young and they are improving.”

With improvement comes confidence. Additionally, since Christmas the health and depth of the team has improved, boosting the Tiger Sharks’ pressing and running scheme.

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