Everybody played, everybody scored for the South Walton Seahawks as they put the Lighthouse Private Christian Academy away 85-19 with senior Seahawk Allee Coble setting a new school record of 1,029 career points.
“We shot it well. We had some kids that were in a shooting slump that came out and did well,” said South Walton Coach Kevin Craig.
Plus he added they wanted to get Coble the record, which she took care of in the first three minutes of play.
Last week, against Walton County, Coble hit a benchmark of 1,000 career points. Over the weekend, Coble added to that total in the 58-33 win over Pensacola Catholic and then on Monday she surpassed the record of 1,020 set by Taylor Griffith in 2008.
Coble hit a jumper in the first few seconds, then came back with a layup plus tacked on a foul shot. About a minute later she hit an inside shot and then drilled a 3-pointer to put her at 1,021. Before the night was out, she added eight more points.
“I’m really happy for Allee, she’s worked hard. But we’ve got to get some kids back on track and confident,” Craig said.
And in Monday’s game, every Seahawk put points on the board.
Coble led the effort with 16 points. Joining her in double digits were Ellie Wiggins with 12, Gracie Lowry with 11 and Ciera Rowland with 10. Gracie Ricci scored nine, while Allison Richards and Georgia Johnson both scored six. Shannon Cole and Aiden Collins each scored four, Devany Beard three and Hannah Brooks two.
“We played well against a very young, weak team,” Craig said, noting Lighthouse is a first-year program. “The score got out of hand but there was nothing we could do … we sat back.
“We’ve got four games this week, so it’s good we didn’t have to play everybody a whole lot of minutes,” he added.
In the first quarter, South Walton jumped out to a 32-3 lead with Coble and Lowry leading the way.
In the second quarter, rotating players in and out, South Walton again outscored the Stingrays 22-3 for a 54-6 lead at the half.
With a running clock the second half, Craig kept his starters on the bench and the Seahawks continued to outscore the Stingrays. South Walton put up 18 points in the third and 13 in the fourth.
Up next for South Walton is a 6 p.m. game on Thursday at West Florida in Pensacola.