WSN Eagles swept by Thomasville Tuesday

Published 2:07 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011

All three W.S. Neal Eagle basketball teams lost at Thomasville Tuesday night in area competition.
The B-team Eagles fell to 1-13 overall with a 59-9 loss to the Tigers while the Lady Eagles fell to 3-16 and saw their two-game win streak end with a 45-34 loss. The area loss dropped them to 2-5 in area play.
In varsity action, W.S. Neal lost 78-35 for their 13th straight loss to fall to 3-19 overall and to 0-7 in area play.
W.S. Neal will play J.U. Blacksher at home Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and then travel to Hillcrest Friday for a 4:30 p.m. are tip-off.

Thomasville 59, WSN B-team 9
The W.S. Neal B-team was held to single digits in scoring Tuesday while Thomasville was one point shy of 60 to hand the Eagles a 59-9, 50-point loss.
The loss was the fifth straight for the Eagles.
W.S. Neal trailed 18-2 after the first quarter and 32-3 at the half after a 14-1 second quarter in favor of the home Tigers.
In the third quarter, Thomasville outscored W.S. Neal 14-1 to increase the lead to 46-4 and then outscored the Eagles 13-5 in the fourth quarter to get the huge win.
Devin Stallworth led W.S. Neal with three points followed by two points from Trevor Burns and TyAnthony Alexander.

Thomasville 45, WSN Lady Eagles 34
Keyvonnia Kyles continued her hot hand for the Lady Eagles as she scored all but three points for the Lady Eagles in a 45-34 loss to Thomasville.
Kyles scored 31 of the Lady Eagles 34 points to give her 86 total points in the last three games (31, 24, 31).
Jasmine Crook had the other two points for the Lady Eagles and Arianna Jones had one.
W.S. Neal outscored Thomasville 7-5 in the first and 11-6 in the second quarter to lead 18-11 at the half.
In the third, Thomasville claimed a 25-20 lead over the Lady Eagles after outscoring W.S. Neal 14-2.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal ended the game on a 20-14 run to get the win by 11.
Kyles and Crook had five rebounds each for W.S. Neal and Crook and Jones had two assists each.
Kyles had six steals and Crook had three blocks in the loss. Kyles was 8-for-13 from the free throw line in the loss.
“This was the type of game that you know you could have won but didn’t and it was a true heartbreaker,” W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach John Saxon said. “We came out flat and so did they. We ate before the game and I think the girls were in sleep mode. We settled down and Keyvonnia went to work starting us off with a three from NBA range and I sensed that she was going to be on and she was. She scored 31 points matching her high game against Hillcrest.”
Saxon said his team led 18-11 at the half, but got into foul trouble after that.
“Megan (Andrews) fouled out early in the third quarter and I had to go to the bench and they just didn’t respond. We only scored two points in the third but made a good run in the fourth to pull close. It was just too little too late. Looking back at the game film, you would see just how close we came to winning our third area game.”

Thomasville 78, WSN varsity 35
The W.S. Neal varsity Eagle losing streak grew to another game Tuesday as the Eagles lost by 43 points to the Thomasville Tigers.
W.S. Neal found themselves in an early hole as they trailed 20-8 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Thomasville posted a 23-8 advantage over the Eagles to lead 43-16 at the half.
In the third quarter, Thomasville increased their lead by 11 points to 58-20 as they outscored the Eagles 15-4 in the quarter.
In the fourth, Thomasville ended the game with a 20-15 fourth quarter advantage to get the win.
Donovan Millican led W.S. Neal with 15 points and Kenny Kiser and Austin Dixon had four points each.
Josiah Nettles and Kenyen Nettles had two points each in the loss.