That’s what South Walton Seahawk Coach Kevin Craig said as the buzzer sounded on Thursday night’s 70-17 win over the Liberty County Bulldogs in the Class 1A Regional Semifinals at the Hawks Nest.
“I was very pleased at how we played, we came out aggressive,” Craig said.
“We didn’t play great but we won by 50, now we just move on.”
With the win the Seahawks advance to the Regional Finals on Tuesday where they will host West Gadsden at 7 p.m. West Gadsden defeated Chipley in overtime 55-52.
The Seahawks dominated from the beginning. Senior Seahawk Megan O’Neal started the scoring with a 3-pointer. By the end of the first quarter, O’Neal had drained four 3s and South Walton was on top 29-1.
In the second, the Seahawks put up 25 points. About two minutes into the period, South Walton made some changes on the floor and put up 17 points straight. After Gracie Ricci scored a basket, sophomore Seahawk Shannon Cole scored seven straight and then freshman Ellie Wiggins drained a 3-pointer. Cole hit another layup and Wiggins finished the run with another 3. Liberty hit a layup and Courtney Chesser scored a basket for the Seahawks. Liberty scored one last time with just seconds left on the clock.
O’Neal put an exclamation mark on the first half when she nailed 3-pointer from beyond half court at the buzzer and the crowd went wild. South Walton led 54-7.
To watch O'Neal's buzzer-beating heave, CLICK HERE.
With a more than 35-point lead for the Seahawks it was a running clock the second half.
Almost every Seahawk saw playing time, but O’Neal led the effort with 18 points. Shannon Cole came off the bench and tossed in 11 and Ellie Wiggins hit for nine, all from the outside perimeter. Gracie Ricci scored seven.
“I was pleased with Ellie Wiggins who came in there and shot the ball and Shannon Cole came off the bench. I was glad to see her have a good game,” Craig said.
“And what can you say about Megan O’Neal. That shot at halftime didn’t surprise me none. Nothing she does surprises me,” Craig said.
Top scorer for Liberty was Brittney Dais with seven points.
“We did what we should do and move on,” Craig said.