The Lady Tiger Sharks battle against Arnold earlier this season. [ Bill Fauth | Contributed ]

Aucille Christian ousts Lady Tiger Sharks from playoffs

On. Feb. 7, the Lady Tiger Sharks varsity basketball squad fell 49-16 in the district semifinals to Aucilla Christian, ending their season at 4-14.

Port St. Joe was led by nine points by seventh grader KK McNair, followed by seven from seventh grader Zaylnn Kilpatric.

In the opening round of the district, Coach Keion McNair’s squad defeated Wewahitchka 42-38, led by McNair’s 16 points and Kilpatric’s 13. Junior Carly Hatcher scored seven, while eighth grader Chloe Cook scored three and eighth grader Lillie Earley tallied two.

Prior to that win, the Lady Tiger Sharks dropped seven straight.

On Jan. 17 at home, they fell 48-30 to Bay, and the following night 41-28 to Arnold. They lost 44-27 to Liberty County on Jan. 22, and then by forfeit to Franklin County Jan. 26.

On Jan. 29 in Panama City, Port St. Joe fell 72-25 to Bay, with freshman Jayla Hill leading the team with 11 points.

On Jan. 30 at Arnold, Port St. Joe lost 46-19, with McNair leading the scoring with six points. 

On Feb. 1 at Blountstown, the team closed out the regular season with a 53-21 loss to the Lady Tigers. McNair led the team in scoring with 12 points.

The Lady Sharks opened 2024 with a 63-34 loss to Blountstown Jan. 5, and then lost a home game, 35-20 to Bozeman a week later. 

On Jan. 13 in Eastpoint, the Lady Seahawks defeated Port St. Joe 33-22 for the first-ever win in the schools’ rivalry.

McNair led Port St. Joe with seven points, followed by five for Hill and four for freshman Anna Vanheerdan.

The team’s first win over Wewa came on Jan. 16 at home, when they won 50-46.

McNair led the team with 28 points, followed by 10 for Hill, six for Hatcher, four for Vanheerdan and two for Cook.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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