Courting intensity

Published 6:46 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2007

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
If one word could describe Monday night's middle school basketball between Brewton Middle School and W.S. Neal Middle School at T.R. Miller it would be “intense.”
Brewton Middle improved its record to 2-1 as Neal fell to 1-2 as Brewton took a 28-25 win.
After Brewton took an early 7-0 game after a quick five points from Darrion Salter and got two free throws from Marc Edge with 2:17 left in the first quarter.
W.S. Neal stormed back to tie the game at 7-7 after a 3-pointer from Ashton Elliott and two points from T.J. Davis and Marquise Banks.
Edge added one more point with 19.5 seconds to go in the first to take an 8-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Jalell Elliott then tied the game at 8-8 when he added a free throw for the Eagles with 5:00 to go in the second quarter.
After four points from Salter put Brewton up 12-8 with 4:00 to go, W.S. Neal tied the game at 12-12 with 2:40 after Logan Williamson and Davis connected for the Eagles.
The Tigers then took the lead back as Edge connected on two points for a 14-12 lead with 2:30 and D. J. Smith added a free throw as Brewton took a 15-12 lead at the half.
Davis then drew the Eagles within one when he connected for two points and Dalton Evans connected with a 3-pointer to put the Eagles up 17-15 with 5:10 to go in the third quarter.
After a Brewton free throw by Edge got the Tigers within one at 17-16 with 4:55 left, Ashton Elliott connected for another 3-pointer for the Eagles as Neal took a 20-16 lead with 4:35 left in the third.
Brewton then got within two when Tyler Dehoff added points with 3:35 and Salter tied the game at 20-20 with 15 seconds left in the third as the game was tied heading into the fourth quarter.
Just as in the first quarter, Brewton added seven quick points to take a 27-20 lead with 1:30 left to go in the game, but Neal made a game of it when Davis cut the Tiger lead to 27-22 with 1:15 left and then Evans connected on another 3-pointer for the Eagles.
W.S. Neal cut the lead to 27-25 with 14.9 seconds left in the game.
After Neal was forced to foul, Rob Stokes connected on a Tiger free throw with 2.9 seconds left in the game as the Tigers won the game 28-25.
Darrion Salter led all scorers with 12 for the Tigers while three W.S. Neal Eagles had six.
Brewton was scheduled to take on Earnest Ward Tuesday and will take on Carver Thursday at home with game time scheduled for 5 p.m.
W.S. Neal lost to Flomaton yesterday and will play at Jay today at 3 p.m.