Make it four in a row for the Indians.
The Choctaw boys basketball team extended its season-opening win streak with a 67-44 victory against Milton on Friday night in the TeePee.
A rematch of last season’s, Region 1-7A quarterfinal bout, Choctaw outscored the Panthers in each quarter behind a solid night from senior point guard Josh Williams.
Ever crafty, the 5-foot-10 Williams scored a game-high 23 points on 7-for-14 shooting and made each of his six free-throw attempts. Williams also grabbed three rebounds, dished out six assists and came up with two steals and block, while picking up only one personal foul.
Senior forward Diante Smith, a TCU commit, chipped in 11 points, six rebounds and five steals, while shooting 50 percent from the floor.
Seniors Tobias Daniels and Adrian Walker were the Panthers’ leading scorers, each recording 10 points.
Up next, the Indians (4-0) have a date with crosstown rival Fort Walton Beach at 7 p.m. Friday in the Viking gymnasium.
Red Level 57, Freeport 45
Despite 18 points from junior Hunter Bell, Freeport fell to Red Level on the road Friday night to drop to 2-3.
The Bulldogs will attempt to rebound against Jay at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Freeport.
Fort Walton Beach 61, Crestview 56
Tamia Cooper scored 18 points and Samantha Sherer scored 15 to outduel Bulldogs Marissa and KK Brown, who scored 20 and 15, respectively, on the road. The victory moves the Vikings to 8-2 on the season.
Up next, Fort Walton Beach welcomes South Walton at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Crestview, meanwhile, has a road date with Walton at 6:30 p.m. Monday, which kicks off a five-game road trip.
Choctaw 72, South Walton 30
Don Brown’s Indians crew moved to 6-0 in the early going with a dominant performance against the Seahawks on the road Thursday night.
Senior Ataliyah Brown led the team in scoring with 23 points, Sarai Bonilla had 13, and Alexis Becker and Maida Bubenikova each had 11.
Up next, Choctaw travels across town for a matchup with rival Fort Walton Beach at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
South Walton 38, Pensacola Catholic 28
The Seahawks rebounded from their loss to Choctaw with a gutsy, grind-it-out performance against Catholic on the road Friday night.
Aidan Collins had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Dlora Akram chipped in nine points and six boards to help halt a brief two-game losing streak.
Up next, the Seahawks (5-2) conclude their three-game road trip with a stop at Fort Walton Beach at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
South Walton 6, Rutherford 2
The Seahawks took it to the Rams early in Friday night’s road matchup, scoring four goals in the first half, which moved the team back above .500 for the first time since opening day.
Over its past four games, South Walton is 3-1 and outscoring foes 26-5. Up next, the Seahawks (5-4) host North Bay Haven at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Santa Rosa Beach.
Rocky Bayou 8, Walton 0
Jenna Bush and Alyssa Grete each had hat tricks Friday night to lead the Knights to second straight 8-0 victory; Rocky beat Franklin County 8-0 on Nov. 30.
Ashlyn Van Pelt and Kerrstin Embry also each scored goals for the Knights, who move to 4-1.
Up next, Rocky Bayou hits the road for a game against Freeport at 5 p.m. Monday.
Vero Beach 3, Navarre 0
Vero Beach scored early and often in Friday’s matchup and handed the Raiders their first loss of the season.
Playing in the opening round of the Women’s Invitational Showcase Tournament at the Montverde Academy Sports Complex in Montverde, the Indians scored in the sixth, 17th and 18th minute to build what proved to be an insurmountable lead.
Despite the loss, Raiders keeper Jessika Seward had a solid night in goal against a relentless attack, recording 11 saves.
Cardinal Gibbons 2, Navarre 1
The Raiders returned to action Saturday afternoon and played better but left with similar results.
“(The) score was not indicative of the match,” Raiders coach Rob Simon said in a text message. “We dominated and allowed them to steal the win.”
After Jennifer Seward gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead on an assist from Anakah Madril in the 31st minute, Cardinal Gibbons scored twice in the second half to pull out the victory.
Jessika Seward had five saves in goal compared to two goals allowed.
Navarre (6-2-1) returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Gulf Breeze against the Dolphins.