Last Saturday’s trip to Sneads was a gut-check for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys’ basketball team.
After being drilled 66-37 at home by Springfield Rutherford the night before, the Tiger Sharks (4-1) rebounded with a 55-41 victory over Sneads.
“That was a character win for us,” said Port St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky. “I think we are better than we played against Rutherford. It just wasn’t our night. But that was big to go on the road up to Sneads and win.
“We are off to a good start,” Kurnitsky said. “We have a long way to go. We have had only four practices with all our players.”
The Tiger Sharks host South Walton Friday night and are at Franklin County on Saturday.
The past week began with a 63-40 win over host Wewahitchka.
The Tiger Sharks were led by T.J. Williams who scored a game-high 26 points.
Chad Quinn had 13 points, Sergio Clemons added 10, Kyran Batson had seven, Aaron Paul four and Jarkeice Davis two.
Williams led Port St. Joe with 15 against Rutherford, with Clemons adding 11. Quinn had six, Batson and Marcel Johnson two points apiece and Luke Galloway had one.
Williams paced the attack again against Sneads with 29 points.
Quinn had eight, Marquez Johnson and Galloway four and Marcell Johnson, Davis and Batson each added two points.