Local basketball recaps
From staff reports
In their first game of the season Monday in Jay, both the W.S. Neal Middle School girls and boys basketball teams took losses to start the year 0-1.
The Lady Eagles lost 33-16 to Jay while the boys lost 50-40.
For the Lady Eagles, Jay led 5-2 after one quarter of play and 23-7 at the half after outscoring WSN 18-5 in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, WSNMS was outscored 8-4 to fall behind 31-11 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, the Lady Eagles ended the game on a 5-2 run to take the loss by 17 points.
Aaliyah Askew and Raven Woods led WSNMS with four points each in the loss. Tori Gillam had three points while Camille Smith and Dajaryan Elliott both had two points each. Tatum Reeves added one point in the loss.
For the WSNMS boys in the loss, Jay led 14-9 after one quarter and 23-22 at the half.
Down by one at the half, WSNMS was outscored 11-9 in the third quarter to trail 34-31 heading into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, Jay ended the game on a 16-9 run to get the win by 10 points.
Jordan Hails led WSNMS in the loss with 11 points while Rickey Samuel and Noah Hill had six points each.
Matthew Thomas and Dylan Ingram had five points each while Taylor Fountain had four and Mateo Smith had three points.
WSNMS splits with BMS
The Brewton Middle School basketball teams hosted W.S. Neal Middle School Thursday and the two teams came away with a split.
In girl’s action, the Lady Tigers cruised to a 48-13 win to move to 2-0 this season while the Lady Eagles fell to 0-2.
In boy’s action, WSN rallied in the second half to down Brewton 27-24 for their first win of the season as they moved to 1-1 and Brewton fell to 1-1.
In girls action, Janasia Nettles led the Lady Tigers with 26 points to help lead Brewton to the 35-point win.
Brewton led 7-0 after one quarter of play and 15-4 at the half. In the third quarter, Brewton doubled up WSNMS 14-7 to take a 29-11 lead into the fourth. In the fourth, Brewton ended the game on a 19-2 run to aid in the win.
No. 2 (no names provided as of press time) led WSNMS in the loss with six points.
BMS was 3-for-9 from the free throw line while WSNMS was 1-for-10.
In boy’s action, with Brewton leading 16-7 with 4:49 left in the third quarter, WSNMS used a 15-0 run and outscored Brewton 20-8 in the final 7:11 of the game to get the win by three points.
Brewton led 5-2 after one quarter of play and 14-7 at the half. In the third quarter, WSNMS held a 10-2 advantage to grab a 17-16 lead. In the fourth, the Eagles of East Brewton held a 10-8 advantage to get the win by three points.
With the 15-0 run, WSNMS took a 22-16 lead over BMS with 3:10 left in the game. After leading 24-21 with 1:55 left, Brewton tied the game at 24 with 1:39 left to play in the game.
WSNMS led 25-24 with 50.2 left to play, and after Brewton missed a 3-pointer, WSN hit two free throws with .1-second left to get the win by three.
BMS was 3-for-14 from the free throw line while WSNMS was 8-for-20.
Dees (no first name provided) led Brewton with 11 points while Ricky Samuel led WSNMS with eight in the win.
The two teams will meet again Thursday in East Brewton at 4 p.m.
BMS sweeps Jay Monday
In their season opener Tuesday at home against Jay, both Brewton’s teams earned wins to start their seasons 1-0.
The Lady Tigers defeated Jay 14-12 while the boys won 33-23.
In the girls game, Jay led 2-0 after one quarter before Brewton outscored the Lady Royals 4-2 in the second quarter to tie the game at 4-all.
In the third quarter, both teams scored six points each to go into the fourth quarter tied at 10-all.
In the fourth, Brewton outscored Jay 4-2 to get the win by two points.
Raven Ewing led with eight points in the win.
In the boy’s game, Brewton led 9-1 after one quarter, but trailed 16-11 at the half after being outscored 15-2 in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Brewton took a 20-18 lead after they outscored Jay 9-3 in the quarter. In the fourth, Brewton ended the game on a 13-5 run to get the win by 10 points.
Hall (no first name know) led with 12 points.
WSN basketball schedule
The 2014-15 W.S. Neal basketball seasons will begin Thursday, Nov. 13 on the road against Robertsdale.
Buddy Powell is in his second year leading the Lady Eagles while Dewan Salter is back as head coach for the W.S. Neal B-team Eagles and will also serve as head coach for the varsity team this season after replacing Anthony Hayes who is now in Monroeville.
All of WSN’s home basketball games will be played at W.S. Neal Middle School this year due to construction work at the high school. As of press time, the season was still set to start on Nov. 13, but may be delayed depending on the success of the WSN football team. WSN’s game against Flomaton, the second game of the season, has been cancelled.
The schedule this year now shows 22 games with 10 at home and 12 on the road. The Lady Eagles and varsity Eagles will also see action in two tournaments this year as they will play in the Georgiana Thanksgiving Tournament and the Red Level Tournament.
The W.S. Neal basketball girls and boys will also play in the Escambia County Tournament in Brewton. The Escambia County Tournament will be played Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11, 13, and 3 at TRM.
W.S. Neal’s area opponents for the 2014-2015 season will be UMS-Wright and Satsuma.
All games are scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. tip with the B-team starting things off every night followed by the girls and the varsity. Girl’s games are set for 6 p.m. while the varsity boys are scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. every night.
Here is the complete schedule for both the Eagles girls and boys:
• Thursday, Nov. 13, Robertsdale, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 14, Flomaton, Away, 4:30 p.m. (CANCELLED)
• Tuesday, Nov. 18, Excel, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 20, Red Level, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 25, Georgiana Thanksgiving Tournament, Away, TBA
• Friday, Dec. 5, Florala, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Dec. 9, Clarke County, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 11-13, Escambia Co. Tournament, TRM, 3,6,3 p.m.
• Monday, Dec. 15, Central, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 19, T.R. Miller, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 26, Red Level Tournament, Away, TBA
• Monday, Jan. 5, Red Level, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 6, Excel, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 8, Clarke County, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 13, UMS-Wright, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 15, Florala, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 16, Satsuma, Home, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 23, UMS-Wright, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 24, Central, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 27, Satsuma, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 29, Robertsdale, Home, 6 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 30, T.R. Miller, Away, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 3, Flomaton, Home, 4:30 p.m.
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers basketball team will begin their 2014-15 season on Monday, Nov. 24 while the B-team and varsity will begin Dec. 1.
T.R. Miller’s Lady Tigers basketball team will kick off its upcoming season with play in the 2014 Chick-Fil-A Classic Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament at Choctawhatchee High School in Florida. The tournament will be Nov. 24-26.
See a later edition of The Brewton Standard for the complete tournament schedule for the Lady Tigers of TRM and the complete schedule for all TRM’s teams.
Also see a later edition of the brackets of WSN’s teams in the Georgiana Thanksgiving tourney.
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