WSN basketball teams suffer losses in final day of Red Level Christmas Tournament Saturday
Published 10:44 am Monday, December 30, 2013
In the final day of the Red Level Christmas Tournament Saturday, the W.S. Neal varsity Eagles dropped a four-point lost to the host team Red Level by a score of 50-46. The loss dropped W.S. Neal to 3-10 overall this season.
The W.S. Neal Lady Eagles lost to Andalusia 44-24 Saturday. As of press time, no game information was known. The Lady Eagles fell to 2-10 overall with the loss.
The Lady Eagles went 1-2 in the three-day tournament while the varsity Eagles went 0-3.
Both W.S. Neal girls and boys teams, along with the W.S. Neal B-team, will play at Flomaton Friday, Jan. 3. Game time is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.
Red Level 50, WSN varsity Eagles 46
With the game tied 20-20 at the half, the W.S. Neal Eagles were outscored 17-6 in the third quarter to suffer a 50-46 loss to Red Level.
In a tight first quarter, W.S. Neal trailed Red Level 9-8 before outscoring the Tigers 12-11 in the second quarter to tie the game. In the third quarter, W.S. Neal was outscored 17-6 to trail 37-26 heading into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, W.S. Neal rallied with a 20-13 advantage but took the loss by four points.
“On the third day of the tournament we still found a way to compete,” W.S. Neal head coach Anthony Hayes said. “We played a solid game but had a poor third quarter. For the second game, we had nine players that were able to score and we need that. We have to begin to take care of the basketball and make open shots if we want to truly compete. We feel we gained some experience with this tournament and will aim to get better headed into the second half of the season.”
Leading W.S. Neal in scoring in the loss was Malik Jones and Treylon Watson with 11 points each. Trevor Burns added seven points while Dalton Shell and TyShawn Davis both had five points each. Malcolm Hawthorne, Kenny Walker and Mike Williams all had two points each while D.J. Hodges added one point.
W.S. Neal was 9-for-15 from the free throw line in the defeat.
Jones made the all-tournament team for the W.S. Neal varsity Eagles.