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Girls basketball turns season around

   After starting off the season with a dominating performance over Ed White where they won 59-12, the Sharks quickly dropped their next three games to good programs in Bolles, Orange Park, and St. Augustine. They bounced back with a win vs Mandarin. The Sharks, over their next 16 games of the season, had some high moments and some lows. The Sharks lost a long road game in overtime to Bradford, had multiple single digit losses, and games where they were competitive, but their inexperience was evident. That being said, the girls have also had some bright spots such as finishing second in a Christmas tournament in St. Petersburg, a key win against a higher ranked district opponent in St. Augustine, and the further development of key talent under the watchful eye of the coaching staff.    The girls have most recently gotten hot and are currently riding on a three-game win streak. With the girls rapidly rising in the rankings and coming together as a team, they are making a strong push for a deep run in the post-season. With a combination of a young backcourt in Sophomores Paige Hulihan and Reeghan Mayer, the valued experience of Sophia Fraga, Senior, and talent in the front court provided by sharpshooting of Junior Olivia Lee, the scrappy Junior Lauren Bing, the scoring provided by the Balser sisters in Freshman Tori Balser and Junior Trish Balser, the Sharks have appeared to have turned things around and gotten back to their traditional winning ways.

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