Navarre sweeps WSN basketball teams
The Navarre Raiders rolled into town last week and cruised their way to three wins over the W.S. Neal basketball teams.
The B-team Eagles of East Brewton dropped a 57-21 loss to Navarre to fall to 0-5 this season while the Lady Eagles lost 52-37 to drop to 0-4. In the varsity game, W.S. Neal lost 65-34 to drop to 2-3 this season.
Navarre 57, WSN B-team 21
The Navarre Raiders used two 17-0 runs to down the W.S. Neal B-team last week at home to come away with a 57-21 win over W.S. Neal.
Navarre jumped on W.S. Neal early as they stormed their way to a 17-0 start to the game. W.S. Neal closed Navarre’s led to 17-6 after one quarter of play as they used a 6-0 run to end the quarter. W.S. Neal continued their run and increased it to 12-0 as they cut Navarre’s lead to 17-12 with 5:25 left before the half. W.S. Neal would go on and outscore Navarre 10-7 in the quarter, but trailed 24-16 at the half.
In the third quarter, Navarre started the second half just like they did the first half as they used another 17-0 run to build a 41-16 lead with 1:20 left in the quarter.
W.S. Neal would be outscored 23-3 in the third quarter as Navarre held a 47-19 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Navarre ended the game on a 10-2 run to get the win by 36 points.
Leading the way for the Eagles of East Brewton in the loss was Keaton Yuhasz with nine points. Matt Brown added five points, De’Ron Smith had three points, Darius Tolbert and Brandon Conway both had two points each in the loss.
W.S. Neal shot 1-for-1 from the free throw line in the loss while Navarre was 2-for-5.
Navarre 52, WSN Lady Eagles 37
The W.S. Neal Lady Eagles suffered their fourth straight loss of the season as they remained winless with a 52-37 loss to Navarre.
“We are improving every week and are looking forward to our first win soon,” first-year W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach Buddy Powell said. “ Senior Jasmine Crook was outstanding for us tonight with nine blocks and seven rebounds. KeKe Floyd, a 10th grader, led all scorers with 17 points.”
Navarre led W.S. Neal 12-9 after one quarter of play before W.S. Neal cut the lead to 21-17 with 2:51 left before the halftime break.
From there, Navarre used an 11-0 run to end the half with a 32-17 lead.
In the third quarter, W.S Neal cut Navarre’s lead to 38-27 as the Lady Eagles held a 10-6 scoring advantage.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal was outscored 14-10 to end the game as Navarre earned the win by 15 points.
Floyd led with 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks. Mariah Davis had 11 points, four rebounds and one steal while Alyssa English had three points, two rebounds and one steal. Khadijah Barton, Crook and Daisha Flowers all had two points each.
W.S. Neal was 9-for-16 from the free throw line while Navarre was 5-for-6.
Navarre 65, WSN varsity 34
Playing in their first game since a Nov. 26 loss to Navarre on the road, the W.S. Neal varsity Eagles suffered another loss to the Raiders as they dropped a 65-34 last week at home.
W.S. Neal had seven scorers in the loss with TyShawn Davis leading the way with 10 points.
Trevor Burns added seven points and Michael Williams had six points. Malcolm Hawthorne and TyAnthony Alexander both had four points each in the loss while Robin Swift had two and Dalton Shell had one.
W.S. Neal shot 3-for-14 from the free throw line in the loss while Navarre was 5-of-16.
Navarre led W.S. Neal 11-7 after one quarter of play and 27-12 at the half following a 16-5 scoring advantage over the Eagles in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal was outscored 19-11 before finishing the game being outscored 19-11 in the fourth quarter.
It was a sour ending to the 2013 basketball season for the W.S. Neal Middle School boys and girls teams... read more