Tiger Sharks return to the playoffs Tuesday

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 09:14 AM.

The game that clinched a playoff berth was the semifinal defeat of South Walton.

The Seahawks beat Port St. Joe twice during the regular season and in order to shake things up a bit in the third meeting, the Tiger Sharks opened in a 2-3 zone.

“They beat us twice by double digits,” Kurnitsky said. “I wanted to do something outside the box and I never play zone. We came out in a zone and never came out of it. It confused them, missed shots and missed passes.”

Port St. Joe jumped up 17-5 early and after South Walton closed to 27-19, the Seahawks drew no closer.

The Tiger Sharks pushed the lead by hitting 15 of 21 free throws in the final period.

“We sealed it at the line,” Kurnitsky said. “We played our all-around best game of the season, offense, defense, on the boards.”

The Tiger Sharks were led by T. J. Williams who had 34 points.

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