WSN basketball teams swept Friday night at Cottage Hill
It was a clean sweep for the Cottage Hill Warriors Friday night over the W.S. Neal Eagles as the Warriors down all three Eagle teams in Mobile.
The Lady Eagles of East Brewton took a 55-28 defeat to see their record drop to 3-12 overall and to 2-1 in area play.
The varsity boys lost 65-48 to see their record fall to 4-12 overall and to 1-2 in area play.
The W.S. Neal B-team took a 71-43 loss to fall to 1-9 overall.
W.S. Neal is scheduled to play again on Tuesday against Bayside Academy. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. with the B-teams facing off against each other followed by the varsity girls around 6 p.m. and the varsity boys around 7:30 p.m.
The game with the Admirals will be an area game for W.S. Neal.
Cottage Hill 71, WSN B-team 43
The W.S. Neal B-team took a hard loss Friday as Cottage Hill cruised to a 71-43 win.
The Warriors jumped on W.S. Neal early and often as they led 23-4 after one quarter of play and 41-13 at the half after doubling up W.S. Neal 18-9 in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal was outscored 19-18 to fall behind 60-31 heading into the fourth. In the fourth, W.S. Neal ended the game on a 12-11 run, but lost by 28 points.
Joshua McMillan led with 18 points in the loss for the Eagles of East Brewton.
Cottage Hill 55, WSN Lady Eagles 28
Despite KeKe Floyd scoring a game-high 22 points, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles suffered their first area loss Friday at Cottage Hill by a score of 55-28.
Along with Floyd’s 22 points, Mariah Davis added four points and Taylor Burns had two.
Floyd finished with a double-double in the loss as she added 10 rebounds. Floyd also had two assists, three steals, five blocks and was 3-for-5 from the free throw line. Davis had three rebounds along with Burns. Jasmine Crook added nine rebounds, two assists and three steals in the loss for the Lady Eagles.
In the game Friday, Cottage Hill led W.S. Neal 17-10 after one quarter of play. The second quarter proved to be the difference in the game as the Lady Eagles were held to only point by Cottage Hill as the Lady Warriors poured in 18 of their own to build a 35-11 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal was outscored 11-8 to trail 46-19 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, both teams scored nine points each as the Lady Eagles took the loss by 27 points.
Cottage Hill 65, WSN varsity Eagles 48
After picking up their first area win earlier in the week at home against T.R. Miller on Tuesday, the W.S. Neal varsity boys suffered their second area loss of the season Friday night at Cottage Hill as they were handed a 65-48 loss.
Cottage Hill jumped on the Eagles of East Brewton early in the first quarter as they doubled up W.S. Neal to lead 18-9 after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, W.S. Neal was able to cut in the Warriors’ lead by one point as they edged out Cottage Hill 15-14. Despite the scoring advantage in the second quarter, W.S. Neal trailed Cottage Hill 32-24 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Cottage Hill regained control of the game with a 17-10 advantage to increase their lead to 49-34 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, the two teams combined four 30 points, but Cottage Hill held a 16-14 advantage to claim the win by 17 points.
“Our guys played a competitive game against a quality opponent,” W.S. Neal head coach Anthony Hayes said. “They had a great start against us and we had to work hard to try to overcome that. Cottage Hill is a well-coached, disciplined, and athletic bunch of young men. Hats off to them for playing a good game. We had a great team effort and showed great resolve the entire game. We have gotten better as the year has progressed and that was one of my goals and coach Sam Ewing’s goals. We are still looking to work on us and find ways to improve the product we put on the floor each time out.”
TyShawn Davis led W.S. Neal with 20 points in the loss and D.J. Hodges added 11. Robin Swift finished with five points while Trevor Burns, Antwan Jones and Malcolm Hawthorne all added four points each in the loss.
W.S. Neal was 15-for-22 from the free throw line in the loss. Davis was 6-for-7 while Hodges was 7-for-8. Swift shot 1-for-3 while Jones went 1-for-2.
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