Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:06 PM.

With less than three minutes to go in the first quarter, the Seahawks trailed 14-5. But in the last two minutes of the period, South Walton put up eight consecutive points with Destin's Katie Logan finishing the run with a long shot from the side to tie the game at 16-16.

Craig said he thought the girls might have been a little tight early on.

"We were trying to break the press by the book, the way I've been preaching to them," he said. "It wasn't working, so I finally said let's just go attack. And it just made them relax."

In the second quarter, the Seahawks outscored the Pirates 18 to nine for a 34-25 lead at the half.

Ponce de Leon managed to close it down to a two-point game in the third, but South Walton pulled away again in the last two-and-half minutes with two driving baskets from Heffron and a free throw by Tayler Menard for a 41-34 mark at the buzzer.

In the fourth, the Pirates again got it down to a two-point game with 1:35 left to play, but were forced to foul. The Seahawks went to the line five times hitting six of 10 tries. Kati Trejo put up the last basket for a 54-44 finish as Coach Craig threw his arms up in victory on the sidelines.

"Defense, free throws and rebounds" is what won it for us, said senior forward Menard. "Today we got to apply everything we've been working on. Fundamentals are what won it."

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