TRM and WSN basketball teams split in consolation rounds of county tournament Saturday
After taking losses in their opening round games Friday night in the Escambia County tournament in Atmore, the W.S. Neal Eagles and the T.R. Miller Tigers met for the second in time in just over a week and the two teams played to the same result as their first meeting.
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Eagles 40-18 while the W.S. Neal varsity Eagles took down the Tigers of T.R. Miller 47-43.
The win for the Lady Tigers improved them to 2-7 this year with both wins coming against the Lady Eagles. Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles of East Brewton remained winless this season to fall to 0-5.
W.S. Neal’s boys improved to 2-3 this year, with both their wins coming against the Tigers. T.R. Miller fell to 1-5.
T.R. Miller’s girls finished third in the tournament while W.S. Neal finished fourth. Flomaton won the championship for the third year in a row while Escambia County took second.
W.S. Neal’s boys took third in the tournament while T.R. Miller took fourth. Escambia County won the tournament championship for the fifth year in a row while Flomaton took second.
Following the county tournament games, all three Eagle teams will be back in action Friday, Jan. 4 when they take on Flomaton at home. Tip is 4:30 p.m.
The home game against Flomaton will be the first of a four-game home stand for the Eagles. During the four home games, W.S. Neal will also play against T.R. Miller, Cottage Hill and Bayside Academy.
The three games against T.R. Miller, Cottage Hill and Bayside Academy will be area games for the Eagles. All three games will begin at 4:30 p.m.
W.S. Neal’s girls are currently 0-1 in area play after falling to T.R. Miller earlier in the season in Brewton. The varsity Eagles are 1-0 after taking down the Tigers earlier this year.
T.R. Miller is set to play in the Jackson Christmas tournament on Thursday and Friday.
Following the games in Jackson, T.R. Miller B-team, girls and boys will be back in action Friday, Jan. 4 on the road. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. in Mobile.
The Tigers will play at W.S. Neal on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and at Bayside Academy on Friday, Jan. 11.
T.R. Miller will be back in action at home on Friday, Jan. 18 when they take on Cottage Hill.
TRM Lady Tigers 40, WSN Lady Eagles 18
Shea Nicholson pulled down a double-double for the Lady Tigers with 15 points and 20 rebounds to lead the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers to a 22-point win over the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles, 40-18, in the consolation round of the Escambia County tournament.
Along with Nicholson’s 15 points, Lateysia Montgomery finished with 18 points to lead the Lady Tigers in the win.
T.R. Miller led W.S. Neal 9-6 after one quarter of play before using a 7-0 run in the second quarter to lead 16-6 at the half.
In the third quarter, the Lady Tigers outscored W.S. Neal 14-8 to increase their lead to 30-14 heading into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, the Lady Tigers outscored W.S. Neal 10-4 to get the win by 22 points.
Along with Montgomery and Nicholson, McKenia Williams finished with three points while O’Nesha Hall and Emonea Curry had two points each. Curry led with four assists and Hall led with seven steals.
KeKe Floyd led the Lady Eagles with seven points.
Floyd made the all-tournament team for the Lady Eagles while Montgomery made the team for the Lady Tigers.
WSN Eagles 47, TRM Tigers 43
W.S. Neal jumped out to a big lead over the T.R. Miller Tigers before having to hold on for the four-point win after a late Tiger rally.
The Eagles of East Brewton led T.R. Miller 8-2 after one quarter of play and 20-8 at the half following a 12-6 run in the second quarter. In the third quarter, W.S. Neal pushed their lead to 34-19 with a 14-11 advantage in the quarter.
In the fourth, T.R. Miller went on a furious rally as they outscored the Eagles 24-13, but the early deficit was too much for the Tigers as W.S. Neal claimed the win by four points to take down the Tigers for the second time this year.
D.J. Hodges led W.S. Neal with 16 points while Montrel Banks followed with 10 points.
Trae Walker led T.R. Miller with 14 points. Chardian Johnson followed with 10 points. Terry Samuel led with 10 rebounds and Walker finished with four assists and four steals to lead the Tigers. David Barragan and Johnson had one block each for T.R. Miller in the loss.
Hodges made the all-tournament team for W.S. Neal while Walker made the team for the Tigers.
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