WSN basketball falls to Robertsdale in season opener

Published 9:05 am Monday, November 14, 2011

The 2011-2012 basketball season did not get off to a good start Friday for the W.S. Neal Eagles and first-year head coach Kason Whitten as all three Eagle teams started the season 0-1 with losses at 6A Robertsdale.
The B-team Eagles lost to Robertsdale 59-17 while the Lady Eagles fell 51-15. The varsity Eagles lost to Robertsdale 82-27.
“This was an extremely physical played game and a hard maximum effort by W.S. Neal against a strong physical and well-coached 6A squad from Robertsdale,” Whitten said of both the boys and girls games.
As of press time, no stats were known from the B-team game.
W.S. Neal is scheduled to play at home Tuesday against Excel and home Friday against Pleasant Home.
Both games are scheduled to tip off at 4:30 p.m.

Robertsdale 51, WSN Lady Eagles 15
In their first game Friday night at Robertsdale, the Lady Eagles of W.S. Neal lost by 36 points, 51-15, to start their season 0-1.
Robertsdale jumped on the Lady Eagles early and often in the first quarter as they held a 14-2 lead after one quarter of play.
In the second, Robertsdale increased their lead by 14 points as they held a 19-5 advantage in the quarter to lead by 26 points, 33-7, at the half.
In the third quarter, Robertsdale outscored W.S. Neal 11-3 to increase their lead to 34 points, 44-10, heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Robertsdale edged out the Lady Eagles 7-5 to get the win.
Tiana Smith led the Lady Eagles with seven points in the loss.

Robertsdale 82, WSN Eagles 27
In varsity action Friday night on the road at Robertsdale, the varsity Eagles started their season 0-1 as they lost by 55 points, 82-27.
Robertsdale routed the Eagles in the first quarter 34-7, scoring seven more points in one quarter than the Eagles did the whole game.
In the second, Robertsdale held a 13-7 advantage of the Eagles to increase their lead to 33 points at the half, 47-14.
In the third quarter, Robertsdale outscored the Eagles 23-9 to increase their lead to 47 points heading in the fourth quarter leading 70-23.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal was outscored by eight points, 12-4, to take the loss 82-27.
Donovan Millican led the Eagles with 11 points in the loss and was 3-for-3 from the free throw line.

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