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Eagles sweep JUB|W.S. Neal hoops team improve with wins

By Staff
from staff reports
All three W.S. Neal High School basketball teams came away with wins Thursday on the road at J.U. Blacksher to improve their records.
The B-team Eagles defeated the Bulldogs 43-13 to improve to 2-3 while the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles won 53-37 to improve to 3-2.
The varsity Eagles won 60-51 to improve their record to 5-3 this season.
All teams were set to take on Excel in Excel on Friday and will return to action Tuesday at home against Northview.
On Friday, the Eagles will take on rival T.R. Miller at home. The B-teams will begin play at 4:30 p.m. in East Brweton.
T.R. Miller was to begin their season Friday night at home against Atmore.
W.S. Neal B-team 43,
W.S. Neal’s B-team dominated the second half of their game Thursday against J.U. Blacksher as they outscored the Bulldogs 25-3 to claim a 43-13, 30-point win.
W.S. Neal led 10-8 after the first quarter and 18-10 at the half after an 8-2 advantage in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal outscored J.U. Blacksher 12-2 to take a 30-12 lead and then held a 13-1 advantage in the fourth quarter to get the win.
Jalen Harrod led W.S. Neal with 20 points and Dalton Evans had nine points.
Donovan Millican and Marquese Banks both had four points and Lorenzo Womack had three.
Jaquan Tucker added two points and Percy Travis had one in the win.
W.S. Neal Lady Eagles 53,
An 18-14 deficit at the half for the Lady Eagles turned into a 15-point lead after the third quarter. W.S. Neal outscored J.U. Blacksher 24-5 in the third quarter to take a 16-point win and improve their record.
W.S. Neal and J.U. Blacksher were tied at 7-7 after the first quarter only to see W.S. Neal fall behind by four points after an 11-7 advantage in the Lady Bulldogs favor.
W.S. Neal outscored J.U. Blacksher by 19 in the third quarter to take a 15-point lead and then held a 15-14 advantage in the fourth quarter to get the win.
Keyvonnia Kyles led the Lady Eagles with 18 points and Freida Folmar added nine points.
Angelique Askew had seven and LaTeesha Day added six.
Briana Hawthorne chipped in four points and Arriana had three.
Megan Andrews, Tiana Smith, and Elisha Wilmer all had two points in the win.
W.S. Neal boys 60,
J.U. Blacksher 51
In a game that saw 90 free throws attempted between the two teams, W.S. Neal earned a 60-51 win Thursday over J.U. Blacksher.
W.S. Neal attempted 51 free throws making 20 while the home team shot 39 and sank 21.
W.S. Neal led 13-7 after the first quarter and 34-20 at halftime after scoring 21 points in the third quarter and holding J.U. Blacksher to 13 points.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal had their lead shortened to seven points after a 13-6 advantage in favor of the Bulldogs, but outscored J.U. Blacksher 20-18 in the final quarter to win by nine points.
Sam Ewing had 17 points to lead the Eagles and Bob Elliott added 16 in the win.
Jeremy Nicholson had eight points and Ashton Elliott had five.
Jeremy Alexander had four points and Tra Dixon and Colby McCorvey had three each.
T.J. Davis and Rashad Crook had two points each in the win for the Eagles.