Placing four players in double figures, Pensacola High blew past Tate, 80-12, Monday night to remain unbeaten early in the girls basketball season.
Leading the way for the powerhouse Tigers (2-0, 1-0 District 1-6A) was Shamina Hunter with 23 points. Returning all-state forward Chelsey Gibson was next with 21 points followed by Acey Powell and Kayla Thompson with 18 and 11, respectively.
Looking to post the program's sixth straight appearance in the state final four, PHS returns to district today at Milton.
Simmons scores 28 in Central victory
Makayla Simmons scored a game-high 28 points to power Central to a 56-41 win over Laurel Hill.
Simmons added 14 rebounds while Natalie Jernigan also was in double figures with 17 points as the Jaguars -- who outscored Laurel Hill 35-20 in the second half -- improved to 3-2 on the season.
Jaguars win in OT
West Florida managed just two points in the first quarter, but scored 14 in the second and outlasted Escambia in overtime, 38-36.
The victory was the Jaguars' first of the season. West Florida hosts Catholic today in its next game.
Tigers cruise in win
David Weathers and Devin Williams scored 13 points each, and Pensacola High won its first District 1-6A game in resounding fashion, 60-36, against Tate.
The Tigers (2-1, 1-0) have another district game on Thursday at Navarre.
PHS, Pine Forest tie
After running out to a 3-1 lead at halftime, Pine Forest couldn't hold off a Pensacola High rally in the second half, and the two teams battled to a 4-4 tie.
Aaron Lee scored two goals for the Eagles (0-5-1), while Long Le scored twice for the Tigers.
The Tigers struck early in the second half to cut into the Eagles' lead at 3-2. Then, PHS tied the game on a penalty kick midway through the second half.
Immediately after PHS' tying goal, Lee went down the field for a goal that gave the Eagles back the lead. But the Tigers scored off a corner kick to end the game in a tie.
Pine Forest Fort Walton Beach next on Dec. 4.