TRM at WSN basketball Tuesday: WSN girls and boys take down TRM while Tiger B-team gets win
Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday night the W.S. Neal Eagle basketball teams hosted rival T.R. Miller in an area contest between the two schools and the Lady Eagles and varsity Eagles swept the Tigers.
In girls action, the Lady Eagles rallied in the fourth quarter to edge out the Lady Tigers 31-30. The win was the second win in three games this season over the Lady Tigers.
In varsity boys action, W.S. Neal outplayed T.R. Miller and came away with a 49-44 win.
In the B-team boys game, T.R. Miller held off W.S. Neal to come away with a 39-33 win.
The win for the B-team Tigers improved their record to 5-2 this season while W.S. Neal fell to 1-8.
With the win for the Lady Eagles, W.S. Neal improved to 3-11 overall and to 2-0 in area play while the Lady Tigers dropped to 2-12 overall and to 0-3 in area play.
In varsity boys action, W.S. Neal improved to 4-11 overall and to 1-1 in area play while the Tigers of T.R. Miller fell to 4-8 overall and to 1-2 in area play.
W.S. Neal will travel to Cottage Hill Friday night for another area game while T.R. Miller will travel to Bayside Academy for an area game.
Both games are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. with the B-teams facing off against each other followed by the girls game and then the boys game.
TRM B-team 39, WSN B-team 33
Leading by as many as 19 points with 5:37 left in the third quarter, the T.R. Miller B-team Tigers had to hold on for a four-point win over W.S. Neal Tuesday night in East Brewton by a score of 39-33.
After leading 7-6 after one quarter of play, the Tigers used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to take a 20-6 lead. T.R. Miller went on to outscore the Eagles 18-2 in the quarter to hold a 25-8 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, the Tigers build a 27-8 lead at the 5:37 mark. From there on, the Tigers went cold and were outscored 7-4 in the quarter to lead 29-15 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal started out on a 5-0 run cut T.R. Miller’s lead to one point—34-33—with 55 seconds left in the game.
Despite outscoring T.R. Miller 18-10 in the final quarter, that one-point deficit would be as close as the Eagles of East Brewton would get as T.R. Miller scored the final five points of the game to get the win by six points.
Ahmaud Taylor led the Tigers in the win with 14 points and was joined in double figures by Joshua Jolly.
Markail Mitchell added five points, Brooks Brown and Austin Holmes had three points each, and Michael Campbell added two points.
For W.S. Neal, De’Ron Smith and Tray-D Jones led with nine points each. Matt Brown followed with eight points and DaQuain Kiser added four points. Tyrese Anderson chipped in three points.
T.R. Miller shot 7-for-23 from the free throw line in the win while W.S. Neal was 4-for-6.
WSN Lady Eagles 31, TRM Lady Tigers 30
Down 30-29 with 1:42 left in the game, W.S. Neal Lady Eagle Taylor Burns hit a shot with 16.6 seconds left in the game to give the Lady Eagles a 31-30 win over the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers. It was W.S. Neal’s second win over the Tigers this season after defeating T.R. Miller at home earlier in the season. T.R. Miller defeated W.S. Neal in the Escambia County Tournament in Flomaton.
The two teams played back-and-forth the entire game as W.S. Neal led the Lady Tigers 9-6 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the Lady Tigers responded with a 6-2 advantage in the second quarter to grab a 12-11 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, T.R. Miller increased their lead to five points over W.S. Neal—24-19—after holding a 12-8 scoring advantage in the third quarter.
Just when it looked like T.R. Miller was going to pull away from W.S. Neal after taking a 27-19 lead with 7:18 left in the game, W.S. Neal outscored T.R. Miller 12-3 the remainder of the game to seal the one-point area win.
Leading the way for the Lady Eagles in the win was Mariah Davis with nine points. KeKe Floyd added eight points and Khadijah Barton chipped in seven points.
Jasmine Crook poured in five points while Burns had two points to help get the win.
For T.R. Miller, Steely Ruzic led with 10 points and Mekiah Williams added six.
Star Drakeford had five points, Destiny Washington had three along with Shayn Bradley.
Ivory Johnson finished with two points and Akilah Brazile added one point in the loss for the Lady Tigers.
T.R. Miller shot 6-for-15 from the free throw line in the loss while W.S. Neal was 7-for-19.
WSN varsity Eagles 49, TRM varsity Tigers 44
The W.S. Neal varsity Eagles ended their four-game losing streak and handed T.R. Miller their fifth straight loss Tuesday night at home as they upended the Tigers 49-44 for their first area win of the season.
Things started off well for the Tigers of T.R. Miller as they led W.S. Neal by scores of 6-1 and 7-3 in the first quarter.
Up by four points at the 3:19 mark in the first quarter, W.S. Neal used an 8-0 run to grab an 11-7 lead after one quarter of play.
After the Eagles pushed their run to 10-0 to take a 13-7 lead with 7:42 left in the half, W.S. Neal built a 20-9 lead at the 4:25 mark.
W.S. Neal would go on and outscore T.R. Miller 13-11 in the second quarter to hold a 24-18 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, T.R. Miller began to show signs of life. Down 26-18 at the 7:43 mark, the Tigers used an 8-0 run to tie the game at 26-all with 3:59 left to go in the quarter.
T.R. Miller would outscore W.S. Neal 12-7 in the third quarter, but trailed 31-30 heading into the fourth.
In the fourth, W.S. Neal built a 42-35 lead with 3:59 left in the game. T.R. Miller would cut the Eagles’ lead to 43-42 with 2:06 left in the game, but was outscored 6-2 the remainder of the game to take the loss by five points.
TyShawn Davis led W.S. Neal in the win over the Tigers with 13 points. D.J. Hodges chipped in 11 points and Dalton Shell had eight. Robin Swift, Treylon Watson, Mike Williams, and Malik Jones all chipped in four points each.
Malcolm Hawthorne added two points in the win.
For T.R. Miller, Chardian Johnson led with 12 points and Kellyn Winn added 10. Caden Lodge poured in eight points and Dominique Jackson had five in the loss.
Trae Walker chipped in four points, Jalen Jones had three and Shawn Tolbert had two.
T.R. Miller shot 8-for-15 from the free throw line in the loss while W.S. Neal was 19-for-36. W.S. Neal was 9-for-22 from the line in the fourth quarter alone.