WSN Eagles see losses to Atmore in Friday’s county tournament games

Published 9:14am Saturday, December 22, 2012

Playing against the Escambia County Tournament host, the Escambia County High School Blue Devils, Friday night in the count tournament, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles and varsity Eagles fell to drop into the consolation round.
The Lady Eagles lost 49-26 to see their record fall to 0-4 this year while the varsity Eagles lost 77-45 to drop to 1-3.
With the losses, W.S. Neal was to play T.R. Miller in Saturday’s games for third and fourth place. A complete recap of those games will be in Saturday’s paper due to early printing of the newspaper because of Christmas.

ECHS 49, WSN Lady Eagles 26
The Lady Eagles of East Brewton remained winless this year with a 23-point loss to the Escambia County Lady Blue Devils Friday in their opening games of the Escambia County Tournament.
Trailing 26-24 with 5:42 left in the third quarter, the Lady Eagles were outscored 23-2 the remainder of the game to take the loss.
Escambia County led 15-8 after one quarter and 23-15 at the half. After W.S. Neal cut the lead to two points in the third quarter, Escambia County ended the quarter on a 12-0 run to lead 38-24 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal was outscored 11-2 to take the loss.
KeKe Floyd led with 13 points and Glenasia Butler finished with six. Courtney Emmons chipped in three points while Tiana Smith and Daisha Flowers both had two points each.
The Lady Eagles shot 3-for-5 from the free throw line while Escambia County was 1-for-6.

ECHS 77, WSN varsity Eagles 45
Despite shooting 10 3-pointers and having two players in double figures, the W.S. Neal varsity Eagles lost to the Escambia County Blue Devils by 32 points, 77-45.
The Eagles had 10 3-pointers in the game, with seven coming in the second half. D.J. Hodges finished with three 3-pointers and led with 20 points while Tyshawn Davis also had five and finished with 17 points in the loss.
Escambia County started the game with on a 17-0 run and led 19-5 after one quarter. The Blue Devils used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to claim a 42-11 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal outscored Atmore 21-20 to cut the lead to 62-32 heading into the fourth. In the fourth, Atmore outscored W.S. Neal 15-13 to get the win.
Along with Hodges’ 20 points and Davis’ 17, Tavin Ingrahm, Malcolm Hawthorne, Josiah Nettles and Kenny Walker had two points in the loss.
W.S. Neal shot 1-for-9 from the free throw line and Atmore was 9-for-14.

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