Lady Eagles pick up another win Monday against Monroe County

Published 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011

After ending their 15-game losing streak at home last week against Hillcrest, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles are now riding a two-game win streak.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 3-15 overall and 2-4 in area play as they rolled to a 37-22 win over Monroe County Monday night at home.
The W.S. Neal B-team suffered their fourth straight loss and fell to 1-12 overall with a 43-12 defeat to the visiting Tigers.
W.S. Neal’s varsity lost their 12th straight game as they lost 62-23 to Monroe County. The loss dropped the Eagles to 3-18 overall and 0-6 in area play.
Monday’s game was a postponed game from Friday as Monroe County had a scheduling conflict.
W.S. Neal was set to play at Thomasville Tuesday in another area game and will be back in action at home Thursday against J.U. Blacksher in a non-area game.
The Eagles will finish their busy schedule this week on Friday as they travel to take on Hillcrest for a 4:30 p.m. tip.
The Eagles will end their regular season at home, Monday, Feb. 4, against Flomaton at 4:30 p.m.

MCHS 43, WSN B-team 12
Monroe County’s 10 points in the first quarter Monday night against W.S. Neal was two points fewer than the Eagles scored all game as the Tigers defeated W.S. Neal by 31 points, 43-12.
Monroe County used an early 6-0 run in the first quarter and later runs of 12-0 to end the second quarter and 11-0 to end the game to get the big win over the Eagles.
Monroe County led 10-4 after the first quarter and 24-7 at the half following a 14-3 advantage in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Monroe County used an 8-5 run to claim a 32-12 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, the Eagles failed to score as Monroe County ended the game on an 11-0 run to get the win.
W.S. Neal was 2-for-11 from the free throw line while Monroe County was 4-for-10.
Devin Stallworth led the Eagles with nine points followed by Zack Haveard’s two and Trevor Burns’ one point.

WSN Lady Eagles 37, MCHS 22
There have been several games this season for the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles that they have been on the wrong end of fast starts to games.
Monday at home, the Lady Eagles were on the right end as they started the game on a 13-0 run to propel them to a 37-22 win over the Monroe County Lady Tigers—their second straight win.
“It is really good to get back-to-back area wins,” W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach John Saxon said. “It is good to see the fashion in the way we competed in the victory. After we beat Hillcrest last week the girls were so excited and the feeling they had about the victory might have been the turn around for the season because of the feeling of winning versus the feeling of losing. We had that long losing streak, but now I think the girls have matured a little bit and now know that taste of winning.”
Saxon said defense was the key in the win Monday and helped them to the fast 13-0 run to start the game.
“The defense is coming together and they are coming together as a team,” Saxon said. “The fouls are down, as the girls are not fouling as much. Instead of sending the other team to the line 20 to 30 times, they are only sending them to the line seven or eight times. We played good defense tonight. We came out very aggressive and we had that 18-2 run right off the bat. That set a good tone for the game because we had always been on the other end of it.”
Saxon said Keyvonnia Kyle’s 24 points also helped in the game. Kyles now has scored 55 total points the last two games with 31 coming against Hillcrest last Tuesday at home. “We hit the first five baskets with two 3s from Keyvonnia to lead 13-0 after the first quarter,” Saxon said. “We had a little letdown at the end of the third quarter and we slowed the ball down in the fourth. I was very proud of my younger players when I called on the bench. We never lost our advantage.”
After the 13-0 run to start the game, the Lady Eagles outscored Monroe County 11-8 in the second quarter to lead 24-8 at the half.
In the third quarter, Monroe County cut the Lady Eagle to 13 points but W.S. Neal outscored Monroe 8-6 to lead 32-14 heading into the fourth.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal would only get five points, three from free throws, as Monroe County scored eight and cut the lead to 13 again but the Lady Eagles hung on for the win.
Kyles, who had five three-pointers, led with 24 points in the win. Jasmine Crook had six points and Angelique Askew, Tiana Smith, and Megan Andrews all had two points each. Glenashia Butler added one point.
Andrews had nine rebounds to lead in the game and Kyles and Askew had six assists each. Kyles and Andrews had eight steals and Crook had eight blocks.
W.S. Neal was 4-for-10 from the free throw line while Monroe County was 7-for-18.
Brenda Faye Buffet in East Brewton presented the game ball for the Lady Eagles’ game Monday.

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MCHS 62, WSN varsity 23
The W.S. Neal varsity Eagles never scored more than seven points in a particular quarter Monday night at home against Monroe County as the visiting Tigers poured in 62 points to defeat the Eagles by 39.
W.S. Neal trailed 20-7 after the first quarter and 32-12 at the half after a 12-5 advantage in the second quarter for the Tigers of Monroe County.
In the third quarter, Monroe County started the second half on a 12-0 run to build a 44-12 lead with 4:12 left to play. The Tigers would outscore the Eagles 23-6 in the third to take a 37-point lead, 55-18, heading into the fourth.
In the fourth, Monroe County edged out the Eagles 7-5 to get the win.
Dalton Evans led W.S. Neal with seven points and Montrel Banks added six. Josiah Nettles chipped in five and Austin Dixon added four. Kenyen Nettles had one point in the loss for the Eagles.
The Eagles shot 6-for-13 from the free throw line in the loss while Monroe County was 10-for-19.
W.S. Neal varsity Eagle head coach Derek Roberts declined comment after the loss.

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My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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