Destin High Sharks lose a close one on the road to the Kinston Bulldogs

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log

After having to postpone Monday’s game at North Bay Haven in Lynn Haven due to sickness on both squads, the Destin High Sharks hit the road Tuesday night with the players they had to take on the Kinston High School Bulldogs of Kinston, Alabama.  

The Sharks came up short 60-53. 

“We were down to 10 players and not 100% as a team,” said Destin High Coach Blake White.  

Syr Rhodes led the Sharks with 19 points against the Kinston Bulldogs. Destin lost 60-53 in the road game.

“We didn’t have the hustle we normally have,” he said.

The Sharks kept the Bulldogs close, within two to four points most of the game, but then lost it in the end by seven.  

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Top scorers for the Sharks were Syr Rhodes with 19 points and Deshawn Ford with 12. 

“This break is coming at the right time for our group to get healthy and rest up,” White said. 

The Sharks go into the holiday break at 5-5. 

“The second half of the season is going to be lights out,” he added. 

Deshawn Ford put up 12 points for the Destin High Sharks against the Kinston Bulldogs. Destin lost by seven points.

The Lady Sharks, who have yet to post a victory, lost 47-29 to Kinston. 

As for the game with North Bay Haven, it has been rescheduled for Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. for the girls, followed by the boys at 4:30 p.m. 

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Next up for the Sharks is a Jan. 3 home game with the Paxton Bobcats. The girls play at 5 p.m. followed by the boys at 6:30 p.m. The games will be played in the gym at Destin United Methodist Church Family Life Center.