Seahawks lose a close one to the Braves

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 04:56 PM.

South Walton started the third with a 3-pointer from Ross Martin to cut it to 37-33. But again the Braves came back with a couple of layups and a 3-pointer to go up by 11 points. The Hawks' Casey Palmer hit a basket and then dished off to Stephen Stroop for a bucket. The scoring went back and forth with the Braves leading 52-43 at the buzzer.

In the fourth, the Hawks came swooping in with nine unanswered points to close it down to a four-point game. Paxton Dixon hit a free throw and then a layup. Palmer was fouled and hit both shots, then Martin took it inside for two points and also knocked down two free throws. Walton scored on an inside basket from Gee, then Kemper took it to the hoop and cashed in for a three-point play, closing it down to a three-point game with 1:33 left to play.

Walton scored one last basket and South Walton's Woolf hit the first of two free throws for a 64-60 finish.

"They played great," Davies said of his team. "They came to play. We came to play. But credit to them. They got us tonight. We'll get them on down the road."

Top scorer for the Hawks was Woolf with 14 points, followed by Kemper with 13. Dixon hit for nine points and Palmer eight.

Hitting double digits for the Braves was Gee with 21 points and Phillips scored 10. Josh McNeil and Rodney Shipman each scored seven.

Up next for the Hawks is a 7 p.m. game Tuesday at home against West Gadsden. The Braves will travel for a 7 p.m. game Tuesday on Panama City Beach against Arnold.



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