B team Eagles split with Chiefs and Bulldogs

Published 11:56 pm Wednesday, January 7, 2009

By Staff
from staff reports
The W.S. Neal High School B team basketball team picked up their sixth straight win before falling to UMS-Wright and dropping to 8-2 on the season.
The Eagles defeated Northview 32-31 at home in overtime to improve to 8-. The team then dropped a 35-17 loss to UMS-Wright in Mobile. The loss to the Bulldogs dropped W.S. Neal to 8-2.
The Eagles were set to take on Jackson at home Tuesday. The Eagles will be back in action on Friday against B.C. Rain. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
W.S. Neal 32,
Northview 31 OT
The W.S. Neal B team Eagles outscored Northview 8-7 in overtime to claim a 32-31 win and improve to 8-1 on the season.
The win was the sixth straight win for the Eagles after a loss to Frisco City in the third game of the season.
Ashton Elliott scored 11 points to lead the Eagles in the win and T.J. Davis added nine points.
In the game against Northview, the Eagles held a 7-6 lead after the first quarter and then fell behind 16-11 at the half after a 10-4 scoring advantage by the Chiefs.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal held Northview scoreless while scoring four points to cut the lead to 16-15 heading into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Eagles tied the game and forced overtime with a 9-8 scoring advantage to tie the game at 24-24.
In overtime, the Eagles outscored Northview 8-7 to claim the one-point win, 32-31.
UMS-Wright B team 35, W.S. Neal 17
The W.S. Neal Eagle B team win streak came to an end as the Eagles fell to 8-2 overall with an 18-point loss to UMS-Wright, 35-17.
Elliott and Davis led the Eagles with four points and Tra Dixon followed with three points.
UMS-Wright led the Eagles 5-4 after the first quarter and then held a 5-2 lead in the second quarter to hold a 10-6 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Eagles were outscored 6-4 in the third quarter to fall behind 16-10.
In the fourth quarter, UMS-Wright outscored the Eagles 19-7 to claim the 18-point win, 35-17.