SISTER ACT - Perot girls battle on the courts for Seahawks

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 03:59 PM.

"They are a very important part of our team, just like everybody else is," Craig said. "The first year was rough and rocky. I thought Casey made a huge improvement in her sophomore to junior year. Mackenzie was kind of like a roller coaster. She doesn't realize how good she is, and I think she's the type that's so quiet and shy, that she would defer to the upper classmen."

But he has seen the evolution, which assisted in the Seahawks landing their first state title — although, in the first half of the state championship game neither one had "done anything."

"I challenged them along with Eve (Heffron), and they came through that second half. They just dominated. So that's something to build on confidence wise for their future here,” Craig said. “"I'm really proud of those two.”

The Perot girls moved to Panama City Beach and South Walton High School in 2009 from Louisiana. Casey started at South Walton spring break of her freshman year, while Mackenzie came in as a freshman the following year.

The two rise and shine at 5:30 a.m. each day for the 40 minute drive.

"It's really worth the drive," Casey said. "The teachers, the staff and I like how small it is ... this place just feels good. Everybody knows everybody."


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