WSN varsity boys basketball goes 1-2 in county tournament

Published 8:00 am Thursday, December 26, 2013

In the 2013 Escambia County basketball tournament, the W.S. Neal Eagle boys went 1-2 and finished in third place.
The Eagles of East Brewton opened their tournament Friday with a 60-40 loss to Escambia County. On Saturday, W.S. Neal lost to T.R. Miller 67-35. In Monday’s finale, W.S. Neal ended with a win as they downed Flomaton 46-41. Overall, W.S. Neal improved to 3-7 and ended a six-game losing streak Monday night.

Friday: Escambia County 60, WSN varsity boys 40
Facing off against his former school Friday night, W.S. Neal head coach Anthony Hayes and his Eagles dropped a 20-point loss to the Blue Devils by a score of 60-40.
Escambia County jumped out to an early 13-7 lead in the first quarter and then outscored W.S. Neal 18-10 in the second quarter to grab at 31-17 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, both teams scored 12 points each as the Blue Devils led 43-29 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal was outscored 17-11 to take the loss by 20 points.
W.S. Neal shot 5-for-10 from the free throw line while ECHS was 7-for-12.
The Eagles of East Brewton had 11 players score in the loss with Malcolm Hawthorne and Treylon Watson leading the way with six points each.

Monday: WSN varsity boys 46, Flomaton 41
W.S. Neal ended their two-game losing streak in the tournament and six-game losing streak overall Monday as they downed Flomaton 46-41.
W.S. Neal led Flomaton early as they jumped out to a 10-0 run and led 10-5 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, W.S. Neal was outscored 10-8 by Flomaton to lead 18-15 at the half.
In the third quarter, Flomaton edged out W.S. Neal 16-15 to cut the Eagles’ lead to 33-31 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal was 7-for-19 from the free throw line as they were able to hang on for the win by five points.
Leading W.S. Neal in the win was Malcolm Hawthorne with 15 points.

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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