Seabreeze plays Ponte Vedra in the 5A District 4 playoff semi-finals, Wednesday, Feb. 3.
The Lady Sandcrabs dominated the Pine Ridge Panthers with a 40-22 win in their first game of the 5A District 4 playoffs, Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Seabreeze went into the playoffs minus their top scoring point guard, Tonila Jackson. The Sandcrab standout will remain on COVID-19 quarantine throughout the playoffs. Also missing was head coach John Rogers’ entire staff, but the absences did not affect his team’s ability to play cohesively.
Shooting guard Sarah Randolph tipped the jump ball to Jasmine McGee, starting a Sandcrab points frenzy, including Deandra Rogers' 3-pointer. The Lady Sandcrabs started the second half with a 19-11 lead.
Seabreeze poured on the points in the third quarter, holding the Panthers to a 2. Leading scorers Randolph (15 points) and Aline Braun (9), made up the difference for Jackson’s absence helping Sandcrabs to pull off the win.
“We did it. Short-handed. Understaffed. Missing our high-scoring point guard. From the beginning of the season, we have been fighting adversity,” Rogers stated. “We came together. This is the first time in years that we have won a playoff game.”
Lady Sandcrabs play Ponte Vedra Sharks in the semi-finals on Wednesday, Feb. 3.