ST. MARTIN-- Behind a double-double from Stacee St. Julian, St. Martin took a step Friday to getting over its Disney hangover, beating George County 80-57 on Friday.
St. Julian scored 30 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists for the Yellow Jackets (15-7, 2-2 Region 7-6A).
The Rebels (9-5, 2-2) started hot behind Laraymond Spivery's three-pointer helped spark a 7-0 lead.
St. Julian broke through for St. Martin with a basket off an offensive rebound with 4:58 left in the first quarter. Jalen Lett's basket and foul shot with 2:35 left brought the Yellow Jackets even at 10-10. Daetran Bivens drained a 3-pointer with 2:12 left to give the Yellow Jackets their first lead of the night at 13-12.
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After one quarter, the game was tied at 19-19.
The Yellow Jackets continued their comeback into the second period, putting George County away with a 24-10 run to take a 43-29 halftime lead. St. Julian would lead the way with 10 points, to finish the first half with 19. Lett had a dozen in the first two quarters of play.
"We got off to an early lead," said George County coach Ron Renfroe. "However, we made some turnovers and they hit some shots and got their momentum going. I thought they played with more energy than us tonight. We didn't shoot the ball well."
St. Martin coach Charlie Pavlus was happy with the way his team played after falling behind early.
"It hasn't been easy coming back from Disney," Pavlus said. "The team that started the season 11-0 was back tonight. Whatever the problem, we have to get it fixed. We have about three weeks remaining to fix the problem before the district tournament."
Lett finished with 17 points for the Yellow Jackets. Jonte Moultrie recorded 13 points and Bevins with 12 points and seven rebounds. Spivery finished with 25 points.
St. Martin girls 64, George County 34: Daphne White dominated the paint for a triple-double to lead St. Martin (20-2, 4-0) to its 20th consecutive win in Region play. White scored 19 points, grabbed 17 rebdounds and blocked 14 shots.