Cottage Hill sweeps WSN basketball Thursday night
It was a clean sweep for the Cottage Hill Christian Academy Warriors over W.S. Neal’s basketball teams Thursday night in East Brewton as all three Eagle teams took losses.
The Eagle B-team took a 66-35 loss to fall to 2-12 this season while the Lady Eagles dropped a 46-40 decision to fall to 4-14 overall and to 3-2 in area play.
The W.S. Neal varsity boys lost 67-40 to drop to 5-15 overall and to 1-4 in area play.
W.S. Neal was scheduled to play their final area game of the season Friday at Bayside Academy.
The Eagles will travel to St. Luke’s Thursday, Jan. 30.
CHCA 66, WSN B-team 35
In a high-scoring B-team game Thursday night, the Cottage Hill Christian Academy Warriors cruised their way to a 31-point win over W.S. Neal by a score of 66-35.
The two teams played a close first quarter—other than an 11-0 run by the Warriors—that turned a 2-0 W.S. Neal lead into an 11-2 lead for the Warriors. Cottage Hill went on to lead W.S. Neal 14-10 after the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter, Cottage Hill doubled up the Warriors 20-10 to grab a 34-20 lead at the halftime break.
Down by 14 at the half, the third quarter for the Eagles proved to be the difference in the game as Cottage Hill used a 9-0 run in the quarter to help them outscore the Eagles 17-3 in the third to take a 51-23 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Cottage Hill edged out the Eagles of East Brewton 15-12 to get the 31-point win.
W.S. Neal had 10 scorers in the loss with DaQuain Kiser leading the way with nine points. Trey English added two points while Peyton Salter, Eddie Murphy, and Matt Brown all had three points each.
De’Ron Smith, Tyrese Anderson, Tray-D Jones and Darius Tolbert all finished with two points each. Josh McMillan chipped in one point in the loss.
W.S. Neal was 4-for-9 from the free throw line in the loss while Cottage Hill shot 12-of-23.
CHCA 46, WSN Lady Eagles 40
With a shot at the regular season area championship on the line, Cottage Hill edged out W.S. Neal’s Lady Eagles 46-40 to clinch the title. W.S. Neal finished as the No. 2 seed in the area with the loss.
In the first quarter, Cottage Hill used a 12-0 run to grab a 19-4 lead over the Lady Eagles. Just when it looked like Cottage Hill would take control of the game with a 21-7 lead in the second quarter, W.S. Neal went on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to 21-17 with 5:56 left before the half.
W.S. Neal went on to outscore Cottage Hill 16-5 in the second quarter to trail 24-23 at the half.
In the third, Cottage Hill edged out W.S. Neal 11-8 to increase their lead to 35-31 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter of play, the Lady Warriors ended the game on an 11-9 run to get the win by six points.
KeKe Floyd led the Lady Eagles with 19 points in the loss. Khadijah Barton added 10 points and Mariah Davis and Jasmine Crook both had four points. Alexis Morrison added three points in the loss as she hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first quarter.
W.S. Neal was 3-for-8 from the free throw line in the loss while Cottage Hill was 4-for-7.
CHCA 67, WSN varsity boys 40
After a back-and-forth first half, Cottage Hill outscored W.S. Neal 43-20 in the second half to get a 67-40 win.
In the first quarter, Cottage Hill started the game on an 8-0 run and ended the quarter on an 11-0 run to lead 22-4 after one quarter of play.
While the first quarter belonged to Cottage Hill, the second quarter belonged to W.S. Neal as they used a 14-0 run to outscore Cottage Hill 16-2 and cut Cottage Hill’s lead to 24-20 at the half.
In the third quarter, Cottage Hill used two 12-0 runs to outscore W.S. Neal 24-10 in the quarter to build a 48-30 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, the Eagles were outscored 19-10 to take the 27-point loss.
Leading W.S. Neal in the loss was D.J. Hodges with 14 points. TyShawn Davis added nine points in the loss.
W.S. Neal was 4-for-14 from the free throw line while Cottage Hill was 10-for-19.