The inconsistency of youth was on full display last week as the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks scored 68 points on the road to beat Liberty County only to manage just 38 points in a loss on Saturday night at home to West Gadsden.
The week leaves Port St. Joe at 5-3 overall, 3-2 in District 1-1A.
“We are just very inconsistent right now, on both ends of the floor,” said Port St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky. “We had too many turnovers and that led to too many easy baskets against West Gadsden. We just have to learn to be consistent every night.”
On Dec. 11 the Tiger Sharks cruised past host Liberty County 68-41.
Port St. Joe had a 33-15 halftime lead and fought off a late Liberty challenge.
Jacorian Calloway led Port St. Joe with 21 points, T. J. Williams adding 17 and Chad Quinn 13.
Marcel Johnson had eight, Ramello Zacarro six, Cole Cryderman two and Luke Galloway one.
“We played good defense,” Kurnitsky said. “It was a good win, one in the district and one on the road.
“Against West Gadsden, not so good.”
The Panthers jumped out on the host Tiger Sharks early, building a 33-22 lead by halftime and stretching the margin to 12 after three quarters and winning 56-38.
Port St. Joe, Kurnitsky said, did a poor job of controlling the ball and played to the Panthers strength with double digits in turnovers.
Marcel Johnson led Port St. Joe with 10 points. Calloway had nine, Williams seven, Quinn six, Zacarro four and Marquez Johnson two.
The Tiger Sharks traveled to Wewahitchka on Tuesday, play at Franklin County on Friday and host Bay High beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday with junior varsity action.