Seahawks sink St. Joe 66-32

EASTPOINT – When Port St. Joe and Franklin County meet on the basketball court,. it isn’t often you get a running clock.

But that’s what happened about midway through the third quarter Friday night at The Nest, after sophomore Ethan Kembro nailed a three-pointer to put the Seahawks up 55-19.

They would go on to win 66-32 and leap into the regular season lead in the district.

The Seahawks led from start to finish, after senior Jamal Robinson and junior Owen Poloronis hit back-to-back three-pointers to open  the game.

Poloronis, no longer on minutes restriction foillowing an early season ankle injury,  went on to nail six treys, four two-pointers, and four free throws on the night to post a career-high 30  points.

Robinson finished with 11,, Kembro with 10,  senior Jeremiah Stephens  and junior Jayden Rhodes each with six,  and  sophomore Ethan Kembro with  three.

Tiger Shark junior Lajuan Zaccaro led the team with 15.

St. Joe’s record fell to 3-6 on the year,  while Franklin County rose to 6-9.


Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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