WSN varsity boys basketball goes 1-2 in county tournamentPublished 8:00am Thursday, December 26, 2013
In the 2013 Escambia County basketball tournament, the W.S. Neal Eagle boys went 1-2 and finished in third place.
The Eagles of East Brewton opened their tournament Friday with a 60-40 loss to Escambia County. On Saturday, W.S. Neal lost to T.R. Miller 67-35. In Monday’s finale, W.S. Neal ended with a win as they downed Flomaton 46-41. Overall, W.S. Neal improved to 3-7 and ended a six-game losing streak Monday night.
Friday: Escambia County 60, WSN varsity boys 40
Facing off against his former school Friday night, W.S. Neal head coach Anthony Hayes and his Eagles dropped a 20-point loss to the Blue Devils by a score of 60-40.
Escambia County jumped out to an early 13-7 lead in the first quarter and then outscored W.S. Neal 18-10 in the second quarter to grab at 31-17 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, both teams scored 12 points each as the Blue Devils led 43-29 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal was outscored 17-11 to take the loss by 20 points.
W.S. Neal shot 5-for-10 from the free throw line while ECHS was 7-for-12.
The Eagles of East Brewton had 11 players score in the loss with Malcolm Hawthorne and Treylon Watson leading the way with six points each.
Monday: WSN varsity boys 46, Flomaton 41
W.S. Neal ended their two-game losing streak in the tournament and six-game losing streak overall Monday as they downed Flomaton 46-41.
W.S. Neal led Flomaton early as they jumped out to a 10-0 run and led 10-5 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, W.S. Neal was outscored 10-8 by Flomaton to lead 18-15 at the half.
In the third quarter, Flomaton edged out W.S. Neal 16-15 to cut the Eagles’ lead to 33-31 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal was 7-for-19 from the free throw line as they were able to hang on for the win by five points.
Leading W.S. Neal in the win was Malcolm Hawthorne with 15 points.