Jackson Aggies beat WSN in area game Tuesday

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In their first area basketball games of the season Tuesday at home against the Jackson Aggies, all three W.S. Neal Eagle basketball teams found themselves in the loss column.
The B-team Eagles dropped a 33-21 decision to the Aggies to see their record fall to 1-6 while the Lady Eagles of East Brewton lost 36-17. With the loss for the Lady Eagles, W.S. Neal’s record is now 2-7 overall and 0-1 in area play.
In varsity action, the Eagles lost 80-26 to fall to 2-10 this season and to 0-1 in area play.
First-year W.S. Neal Lady Eagle and varsity Eagle head coach Kason Whitten said his team is still learning the basics.
“We have a long way to go,” Whitten said. “We just have to learn how to compete.”
W.S. Neal will be off for the Christmas and New Years break and will return to action Tuesday, Jan. 3 in a rematch with the Aggies in Jackson.
Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.

Jackson 33, WSN B-team Eagles 21
Two runs of 7-0 in the second and third quarters helped the Jackson Aggie B-team pull away from the W.S. Neal B-team Tuesday night at home to get a 33-21 win over the Eagles.
W.S. Neal started the game on a 7-0 run and led Jackson 10-6 after the first quarter. After taking a 12-8 lead with 4:55 left in the half, Jackson held the Eagles to only those two points in the quarter while going on a 7-0 run to lead 15-12 at the half.
In the third quarter, the Eagles cut the Jackson lead to 17-16 with 4:05 left in the quarter before the Aggies used another 7-0 run to hold a 26-18 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Jackson edged out the Eagles 7-3 in the quarter to get the 12-point win.
W.S. Neal was 5-for-13 from the free throw line in the loss while Jackson was 2-for-12.
Trey Taylor led the Eagles with 11 points while Quantae Barksdale added six. Tyquis Collins and Antwan Jones all had two points each.

Jackson 36, WSN Lady Eagles 17
Missed shots and opportunities was the difference in the girls game Tuesday night as the Lady Eagles of East Brewton fell to Jackson 36-17.
The Lady Eagles missed numerous of shots in and around the basket as Jackson picked up the 19-point win.
Jackson held the Lady Eagles scoreless in the first quarter as they led 4-0 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the Lady Eagles stormed back to tie the game at 6-6 with 4:45 left to play, but Jackson would go on a 9-0 run to take a 15-6 lead with 1:42 left in the half and lead the Lady Eagles 16-9 at the break.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal cut the lead to five points, 18-13, with 6:44 left in the quarter only to see Jackson go on a 6-0 run to claim a 24-13 lead with 4:52 to play.
Jackson would outscore W.S. Neal 12-6 in the quarter to take a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter, 28-15.
In the fourth, Jackson held W.S. Neal to two points while scoring eight of their own to get the win by 19, 36-17.
Jackson was 4-for-17 from the free throw line while W.S. Neal was 1-for-6 in the loss.
Jasmine Crook led with six points in the loss and KeKe Floyd chipped in four. Arianna Jones and Khadijah Barton had three points each and Alyssa English added one point.

Jackson 80, WSN varsity Eagles 26
In a game that saw 42 combined free throw attempts with Jackson attempting 36 alone, the W.S. Neal varsity Eagles dropped an 80-26 decision to the Aggies.
Jackson attempted 36 free throws in the win making 18 while W.S. Neal was 2-for-6 in the loss.
The Aggies led the eagles 21-9 after one quarter of play and in the quarter was 6-for-13 from the free throw line.
In the second quarter, the Eagles were held to only four points while Jackson started out on an 11-0 run to lead 32-9 with 5:21 left to play in the half. Jackson would go on and outscore W.S. Neal 21-4 in the quarter to lead 42-13 at the half.
In the third quarter, the Aggies started the quarter on a 6-0 run and ended the quarter on an 11-0 run while outscoring the Eagles 21-6 to lead 63-19 heading into the fourth quarter. The 21 points in the third quarter matched Jackson’s points in the first and second quarters.
In the third, Jackson had an 11-0 run to turn a 67-22 lead with 6:13 to play into a 78-22 lead with 3:14 left in the game. The Aggies would outscore W.S. Neal 17-5 in the fourth to get the win by 56 points.
Jalen Harrod led W.S. Neal with eight points and Derrick Hodges added five. Josiah Nettles and Malcolm Hawthorne had four points each and Tavin Ingrahm and Hudson Brown had two each.
Trevor Burns had one point in the loss.

About Adam Robinson

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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