Port St. Joe girls basketball earns comeback win against Lincoln

The Port St. Joe girls basketball team spotted 6A Lincoln High School a 16-11 first quarter lead before clawing back in the second half to win 52-47 on Tuesday, December 20. 

Senior point guard Jae Lenox led the Shark charge with 26 points, including three 3-pointers, six rebounds and six assists. 

Junior Ty’Shawn Shackleford added 12 points and six rebounds, while senior Mari Johnson scored eight and pulled down 18 boards. Johnson has averaged 21 rebounds over the last three St. Joe games. 

Junior Alonah Segree scored four points to go along with her five rebounds, and eighth grader Jayla Hills scored two points and also had five boards. 

With the Trojans holding a 28-23 halftime lead, the Tiger Sharks outscored Lincoln 16-9 in the third period and 13-10 in the final quarter to secure the win and even their season record at 4-4.

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 NonDoc.com 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.

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