WSNMS Lady Eagles defeat Jay

Published 8:37 pm Monday, December 15, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
The W.S. Neal Middle School Lady Eagles improved to 6-3 on the year and the boys fell to 0-9 in their recent stretch of games.
The Lady Eagles defeated Jay 18-13 and the boys fell 45-44. Against Carver, both teams fell to the Blackcats with the girls losing 19-17 and the boys falling 45-21.
Against Flomaton at home on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles improved to 6-3 with a 32-20 win as the boys fell to 0-9 with a 45-33 loss to the Hurricanes.
W.S. Neal Lady Eagles 18, Jay 13
After a scoreless first quarter for the Lady Eagles against Jay and being down 2-0, W.S. Neal outscored Jay 7-1 in the second quarter en route to an 18-13 win. With the win, W.S. Neal improved to 5-2 and won their third game in a row.
Tiana Smith led the Lady Eagles with 10 points in the game followed by two each from Daisha Flowers, Leslie McCreary, Shapassion Lane and Arianna Jones.
In the game on Wednesday, Jay held the Lady Eagles scoreless in the first quarter while claiming a 2-0 lead after the first quarter.
In the second quarter, W.S. Neal tied the game at 2-2 when Smith put the Eagles on the board at the 4:41 mark. The Lady Eagles went 7:19 to open the game without a basket.
At the 3:20 mark in the game, Smith got two more points to give W.S. Neal a 4-2 lead with 3:20 left in the half.
Jay cut the lead to 4-3 with 1:58 left, but Smith scored her sixth and seventh points of the game, all in the second quarter and all of the Lady Eagle points, when she connected for a basket and a free throw to give W.S. Neal a 7-3 lead with 1:04 left and the four point lead at the half.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal continued their 5-0 run when Flowers got her first points of the game and put the Lady Eagles up 9-3 with 4:45.
After a Jay basket cut the lead to 9-5, McCreary put W.S. Neal up 11-5 with 3:16, but Jay cut the lead to 11-7 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth and final quarter, Jay used a 6-0 run to tie the game at 11-11 with 4:35 left in the game, but the Lady Eagles responded with a 5-0 run of their own to claim a 16-11 lead with 2:17 left in the game.
Smith had points in the run along with two from Lane.
Jay cut the Lady Eagle 16-13 with 1:28 left, but Jones added two free throws with 14.6 left in the game to give W.S. Neal the five-point win.
Jay boys 45, W.S. Neal 44
On Wednesday afternoon in East Brewton, the W.S. Neal Middle Eagles dropped to 0-7 with a 45-44 loss to Jay.
Jay outscored W.S. Neal 16-11 in the first quarter and W.S. Neal outscored Jay 12-7 in the second quarter to cut the lead and make it a 23-23 tie at the half.
In the second half, W.S. Neal opened up the third quarter with an 11-9 run to claim a 34-32 lead, but in the fourth quarter Jay responded with a 13-10 run to claim the win by one at 45-44.
Marquis Banks led the Eagle scorers with 13 points followed by 11 from Montrel Banks. Damion Williams also had double figures with 10 points in the loss for the W.S. Neal Eagles.
W.S. Neal 17, Flomaton 11
In a game Tuesday at Flomaton, W.S. Neal picked up a 17-11 win over Flomaton to improve to 4-2.
W.S. Neal outscored Flomaton 6-2 in the first quarter and 4-1 in the second quarter to claim a 10-3 halftime lead.
In the second half, Flomaton outscored W.S. Neal 6-4 to cut the lead to 14-9, but a 3-2 outscore in the fourth quarter led to a six-point, 17-11 win for the Lady Eagles.
Tiana Smith led the Lady Eagles with five points, followed by four from Jasmine Crook. Jones, Courtney Emmons, Flowers and Lane all had two points in the win.
Flomaton boys 44,
W.S. Neal 36
Flomaton outscored the W.S. Neal boys 7-4 in the first quarter and 16-10 in the second quarter to claim a 23-14 lead and claim a 44-36 win over the Eagles to drop W.S. Neal to 0-6.
W.S. Neal and Flomaton tied in the third quarter 8-8 and the Eagles outscored Flomaton 14-13 in the fourth quarter, but the damage was done as Flomaton won by eight.
Trevor Burns led the Eagles with 14 points, six coming in the fourth quarter.
Montrel Banks finished with eight in the loss followed by five from Damion Williams, four from Marquese Banks and Tavin Ingram. Dylan Godwin added one in the loss.
Carver 19, W.S. Neal Lady Eagles 17
After a 17-17 tie at the end of regulation, the Carver Blackcats scored two points in the overtime period and held W.S. Neal to no points to claim a 19-17 win.
In all four quarters of regulation, the game was tied. Both teams scored two points in the first quarter, four in the second and third for a 10-10 tie and then both totaled seven in the fourth quarter for a 17-17 tie.
Jasmine Crook led W.S. Neal with seven points followed by four each from Mariah Davis and Arianna Jones. Shapassion Lane added two in the loss.
Carver 45, W.S. Neal boys 21
Carver outscored W.S. Neal 28-2 in the first quarter en route to a 24-point win 45-21.
After the 28-2 scoring in the first quarter, Carver outscored W.S. Neal 5-4 in the second quarter for a 33-6 lead at the half.
In the second half, W.S. Neal outscored Carver 10-1 to cut the lead, but was outscored 11-5 in the fourth quarter for the loss.
The loss dropped W.S. Neal 0-8.
Montrel Banks and Trevor Burns led W.S. Neal with six points followed by five from Tavin Ingram. Jeremy Myers and Damion Williams each had two in the loss.
W.S. Neal girls 32,
Flomaton 20
After falling to Carver the night before by two points in overtime, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles responded with a 32-20 win over Flomaton to improve to 6-3.
W.S. Neal outscored Flomaton 4-2 in the first quarter but trailed by one at the half when Flomaton grabbed a 9-8 lead after outscoring the Lady Eagles 7-4 in the second quarter.
In the second half, W.S. Neal outscored Flomaton 24-11 to claim the 32-20 win.
Tiana Smith led W.S. Neal with 14 points in the win.
Arianna Jones followed with 10.
Flomaton 45,
W.S. Neal boys 33
The W.S. Neal boys dropped to 0-9 with a 45-33 loss to Flomaton Tuesday at home.
Flomaton outscored W.S. Neal 11-7 in the first quarter and 12-5 in the second quarter to claim a 23-12 lead at the half.
W.S. Neal cut the lead to eight points in the third quarter when they outscored Flomaton 12-9.
But a 13-9 fourth quarter advantage in the fourth quarter for Flomaton sealed the win, 45-33.
Marquis Banks led W.S. Neal with nine points and Trevor Burns finished with seven in the loss.
Montrell Banks finished with six points for the Eagles in the loss.