Bayside Academy takes three from WSN basketball Tuesday
It was a clean sweep for the Bayside Academy Admirals over the W.S. Neal Eagles Tuesday night in East Brewton as all three Bayside teams came away with wins over the Eagles.
The B-team Eagles dropped a 29-12 decision to Bayside to fall to 2-4 this season. The Lady Eagles came so close to picking up their first win of the season, but fell 38-34 to Bayside to fall to 0-9 overall and to 0-4 in area play.
In varsity action, the Eagles lost 62-41 to drop their third straight game and fall to 3-6 overall and to 1-3 in area play.
W.S. Neal is set to play at Bayside Academy Friday. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
The Eagles of East Brewton will play at Cottage Hill Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in their final area game of the season before returning home for a 5 p.m. tip against Geneva on Friday, Jan. 25.
Bayside Academy 29, WSN B-team 12
The W.S. Neal B-team struggled to make points Tuesday night at home as they dropped a 17-point loss to the Bayside Academy Admirals.
The Eagles had only two points in the first half, all coming in the first quarter, and five points after three quarters of play.
Bayside Academy led W.S. Neal 3-2 after one quarter and 9-2 at the half following a 6-0 run in the second quarter. In the third, the Eagles were held to only three points as the Admirals extended their lead to 15-5 head into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, both teams heated up as the Admirals doubled up the Eagles 14-7 to come away with the win by 17 points.
Troy Lewis led W.S. Neal with four points while Antwan Jones added three. Treylon Watson chipped in two points along with Robin Swift. Quantae Barksdale finished with one point in the loss.
W.S. Neal shot 1-for-6 from the free throw line while Bayside was 4-for-9.
Bayside Academy 38, WSN Lady Eagles 34
Leading 26-24 after three quarters of play and eight minutes away from their first win of the season Tuesday night, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles succumbed to a 14-8 run by Bayside in the final quarter to remain winless with a four-point loss.
“We played a very good team in Bayside Academy,” W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach Kason Whitten said. “They were able to get the ball to bounce in their direction a couple more times than us. I’ll say that this was the first complete game that we’ve played as a team all year from start to finish. We have the potential to be very competitive if we play like we did tonight. Aside from the little things like free throws, rebounds, and missed lay ups, we can compete with anyone in our area. As we get more games under our belt, I believe so will the confidence, competitiveness, and completeness of our play, which can place us in the win column more frequently.”
W.S. Neal trailed Bayside 7-5 after the first quarter and 17-16 at the half.
In the third quarter, the Lady Admirals built a 21-17 lead with 6:27 left in the quarter, but the Lady Eagles responded with an 8-0 run to help them take a 26-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Bayside led 36-31 with 2:39 left in the game, but the Lady Eagles responded again to cut the lead to 36-34 with 1:36 remaining in the game.
W.S. Neal would not get any closer as Bayside grabbed the win by four points.
KeKe Floyd led with 11 points in the loss while Glenasia Butler followed with nine points. Arianna Jones added seven points and Taylor Burns chipped in three.
Khadijah Barton and Mariah Davis both had two points each in the loss.
The two teams combined to shoot 56 free throws in the game with W.S. Neal shooting 14-for-25 and Bayside going 15-for-31.
Bayside Academy 62, WSN varsity Eagles 41
The Bayside Academy Admirals broke a 4-all tie with an 11-0 run in the first quarter and added a 12-0 run in the second quarter to defeat W.S. Neal 62-41 in an area battle Tuesday night in East Brewton.
With the score tied a 4-4 with 3:48 in the first, Bayside ended the quarter on an 11-0 run to lead 15-4 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, W.S. Neal cut the lead to 17-11 with 5:30 left before the half. From there, the Admirals used a 12-0 run to take a 29-11 lead with 1:33 to go and eventually outscored W.S. Neal 16-12 in the quarter to lead 31-16 at the half.
In the third, Bayside outscored W.S. Neal 18-14 to take a 49-30 lead into the fourth quarter.
From there, Bayside edged out W.S. Neal 13-11 to get the win by 21 points.
D.J. Hodges led with 22 points in the loss and Trevor Burns added 10. Josiah Nettles finished with six points while Tyshawn Davis had three.
W.S. Neal shot 6-of-11 from the free throw line while Bayside was 8-for-13.