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Lady Tiger Sharks fall to Holmes County

Special to the Star

On Saturday morning, the Lady Tiger Sharks traveled to Graceville to take on the #1 team in the state in Class 1A Holmes County Blue Devils. The shoot-out is called the “Red Hot Classic.”

Port St Joe led after the first quarter 11-10, and it started tight in the second stanza with the Lady Tiger Sharks up 23-20 at half. The Blue Devils made a small run in the third, taking the lead midway, but Port St. Joe came back by the end of the third to led 35-29.

The final quarter was back and forth, as Holmes took a one-point lead with 48 seconds left. Port St. Joe earned a technical foul that gave Holmes two extra shoots and the ball. Holmes County hit both and got the ball.

The Lady Tiger Sharks, front row, from left, are Manager Cassia Fedd, junior Shadavia Hudgins, junior Jahnesse Brathwaite. sophomore Jae Lenox, senior Bree Baker, freshman Zhyion Quinn and Bookkeeper Necie Sims. Back row, from left, Videographer Alyson Sheppard, freshman Sha'Myra O'Neal, sophomore Mari Johnson. junior Amani Jones, junior Mimi Larry, freshman India Gant. freshman Ty'Shawn Shackelford and Manager Alexis Price.

Port St. Joe’s last chance was a half-court shot that missed, and they lost 47-44.

Stats were led by junior Mimi Larry with 16 points, 4 rebounds, one block, one steal and 3 assists; sophomore Jae Lenox with 15 points, 1 rebound, 7 assists, 2 steals and 1 block; sophomore Mari Johnson, who was in foul trouble the whole game, with 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals; junior Amani Jones with 4 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals and 1 block; and junior Jahneese Brathwaite with 4 points, and a rebound, assist and steal.

Port St. Joe has a pair of district games this week, at Liberty County Tuesday and this Friday evening at Blountstown.