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Eagles losing streak hits unlucky 13

By Staff
Most people regard the number 13 as unlucky.
The W.S. Neal Blue Eagles probably will not argue with that, as their losing skid hit 13 games with Friday's 58-27 home-court loss to the UMS-Wright Bulldogs.
UMS-Wright led only 13-9 after a quarter before it outscored the Blue Eagles 32-11 over the next two frames to pull away.
B.J. McMillian led W.S. Neal (2-20) with 13 points.
UMS-Wright also won the junior varsity game 35-29. Travis Barnes led the Blue Eagles (5-11) with 10 points.
W.S. Neal's next game is Monday at home against Frisco City.
At W.S. Neal
UMS-Wright 13 15 17 13 – 58
W.S. Neal 9 4 7 7 – 27
UMS-WRIGHT (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Dodson 2-3-0-13; Mitchell 1-2-2-10; Gibson 1-2-0-8; McGowin 1-2-0-8; Roose 1-1-2-7; Donealvas 2-0-1-5; Cuttrell 0-1-0-3; Franklin 1-0-0-2; McClelland 1-0-0-2 (Totals: 10-11-5-58)
W.S. NEAL (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) McMillian 5-1-0-13; Alexander 1-1-0-5; Thomas 1-0-2-4; Roh. Travis 1-0-0-2; Green 0-0-1-1; Madison 0-0-1-1; Ron. Travis 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 7-2-7-27)
Junior varsity
UMS-Wright 10 12 5 8 – 35
W.S. Neal 9 8 6 6 – 29
UMS-WRIGHT (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Newman 1-3-1-12; Terry 2-0-1-5; Sawyad 2-0-1-5; Harvey 2-0-1-5; Brady 1-0-0-2; Cope 1-0-0-2; Riess 1-0-0-2; Baxter 1-0-0-2 (Totals: 11-3-4-35)
W.S. NEAL (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Barnes 3-1-1-10; Lambert 4-0-0-8; J. Bradley 1-0-1-3; Wilson 1-0-0-2; Sanders 1-0-0-2; McCreary 1-0-0-2; Peacock 1-0-0-2 (Totals: 12-1-4-29)
Thursday's game
Andalusia posted its third win of the season over the Blue Eagles Thursday with a 64-27 victory on the Bulldogs home court.
W.S. Neal was never able to recover from an 18-5 hole it dug in the opening quarter. That deficit grew to 34-18 by halftime and 46-21 through three quarters.
Johnathan Alexander paced the Blue Eagles with 10 points.
W.S. Neal's junior varsity suffered a 39-18 loss at Andalusia. Michael Boyd had four points to pace the Blue Eagles.
At Andalusia
W.S. Neal 5 13 3 6 – 27
Andalusia 18 16 12 18 – 64
W.S. NEAL (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Alexander 5-0-0-10; Madison 1-0-2-4; Hester 1-0-0-2; McMillian 1-0-0-2; Thomas 1-0-0-2; Dexter 1-0-0-2; Green 1-0-0-2; Roh. Travis 0-0-1-1; Ron. Travis 0-0-1-1; Cooper 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 11-0-5-27)
ANDALUSIA (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) James 7-0-6-20; Johnson 3-0-2-8; Alverson 3-0-0-6; Cotton 2-0-2-6; Berry 2-0-2-6; Huff 1-1-0-5; Wright 2-0-1-5; Mcytere 0-0-4-4; Cauley 1-0-0-2; Taylor 1-0-0-2 (Totals: 22-1-17-64)
Junior varsity
W.S. Neal 0 6 10 2 – 18
Andalusia 19 12 2 6 – 39
W.S. NEAL (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Boyd 2-0-0-4; Lambert 1-0-1-3; J. Bradley 1-0-1-3; Wilson 1-0-0-2; S. Sanders 1-0-0-2; Rutledge 0-0-2-2; McCreary 0-0-2-2 (Totals: 6-0-6-18)
ANDALUSIA (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Sims 4-0-4-12; Jenkins 2-0-2-6; Curry 3-0-0-6; Centner 1-0-2-4; Crittenden 2-0-0-4; McTyere 1-0-0-2; Lynn 1-0-0-2; Johnson 1-0-0-2; Jones 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 15-0-9-39)
Tuesday's game
The Blue Eagles finished up a winless Class 3A Area 1 campaign Tuesday when they dropped a 62-43 road decision to the Straughn Tigers.
While it was a 19-point loss, it was a far cry from the 49-point spanking the Blue Eagles endured against the Tigers 11 days earlier.
While Straughn led throughout, W.S. Neal trailed just 8-7 after a quarter, 25-17 at halftime and 41-32 through three quarters before the Tigers ended the game on a 21-11 surge in the fourth quarter.
Cecil Thomas led W.S. Neal with 14 points, while B.J. McMillian added nine.
The Blue Eagles dropped a 39-27 decision to Straughn in the junior varsity game despite 14 points from Jimmy Wilson.
At Straughn
W.S. Neal 7 10 15 11 – 43
Straughn 8 17 16 21 – 62
W.S. NEAL (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Thomas 2-3-1-14; McMillian 4-0-1-9; Alexander 3-0-1-7; Dexter 2-0-0-4; Ron. Travis 1-0-1-3; Madison 1-0-0-2; Roh. Travis 1-0-0-2; Cooper 1-0-0-2 (Totals: 15-3-4-43)
STRAUGHN (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Armstrong 6-3-0-21; S. Driver 5-0-6-16; Carter 3-0-4-10; Hunter 3-0-1-7; Hammett 1-0-2-4; Jones 1-0-1-3; Bass 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 19-3-15-62)
Junior varsity
W.S. Neal 4 7 8 8 – 27
Straughn 4 14 9 12 – 39
W.S. NEAL (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Wilson 5-1-1-14; Lambert 3-0-1-7; Barnes 2-0-0-4; S. Sanders 1-0-0-2 (Totals: 11-1-2-27)
STRAUGHN (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) T. Driver 6-0-6-18; Parker 2-0-5-9; Kinsaul 1-0-2-4; Freeney 1-0-1-3; Bozeman 1-0-0-2; Dozier 1-0-0-2; Westfall 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 12-0-15-39)