WSN’s varsity boy’s basketball team clinches regular season area championship
From staff reports
W.S. Neal’s varsity boy’s basketball team clinched the regular season area championship Friday night in Mobile when the Eagles took down UMS-Wright’s Bulldogs 59-57.
The win improved WSN to 11-8 overall this season and to 3-0 in area play.
The area championship, according to the ahsfhs.org basketball Website, is said to be WSN’s first since Harrison Mims’ team during the 1989-1990 season.
On Saturday, WSN’s varsity defeated Central 50-48 to move to 12-8 overall this season.
The win puts WSN three wins away from tying their combined win total of 15 wins over the last four seasons combined. In those four seasons, WSN went 15-78.
The wins over UMS–Wright and Central pushed WSN’s winning streak to five straight wins.
The Eagles of East Brewton ended the 2014 part of their schedule with a 5-7 record. In 2015, WSN is 7-1 with their lone loss coming to No. 9-ranked Clarke County.
With the regular season area championship now under their belts, WSN will host the area tournament.
In other games for WSN’s teams Friday and Saturday, the B-team Eagles lost to UMS-Wright Friday 42-38 to drop to 6-8 overall.
In girls action, the Lady Eagles lost to No. 4-ranked UMS 62-26 to drop to 6-13 overall and to 1-2 in area play.
On Saturday, the B-team Eagles lost to Central 54-31 to fall to 6-9 overall. The Lady Eagles lost to fall to 6-14. No scores, stats or other game information from the game was known as of press time.
WSN was scheduled to play at Satsuma Tuesday in their final area game of the season before hosting Robertsdale Thursday.
WSN will travel to TRM Friday before hosting Flomaton on Tues., Feb. 5, in their final regular season game of the year.
UMS 42, WSN B-team 38
In B-team action Friday in Mobile, WSN lost by four points, 42-38.
De’Ron Smith led with 15 points while Kenny Walker added 14.
UMS 62, WSN Lady Eagles 26
Top-10 ranked UMS-Wright’s Lady Bulldogs cruised their way to a 36-point thrashing of the Lady Eagles Friday.
WSN scored only seven points in the first half while UMS poured in 45 to lead by 38 points at the half. UMS led WSN 61-18 after three quarters before WSN ended the game on an 8-1 run.
KeKe Floyd led with a double-double in the loss as she had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Floyd also had three assists and five steals. Marisha Fraser added five points and seven rebounds. Alexis Morrison and Maniya Smith had two points each in the loss.
WSN varsity 59, UMS-Wright 57
It may have been by only two points, but WSN’s varsity team sealed up the regular season area championship Friday night in Mobile with a 59-57 win over the Bulldogs.
WSN and UMS played to a 12-all tie after one quarter and a 26-all tie at the half.
In the third quarter, WSN pulled away with a 21-16 run to take a 47-42 lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, UMS-Wright outscored the Eagles 15-12, but WSN took the win.
DJ Hodges led WSN with 20 points, seven rebounds and one steal while Tyshawn Davis had 18 points, seven rebounds, four steals and two assists.
Treylon Watson finished with seven points, three rebounds, five steals, and two assists while Troy Lewis had four points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Jacobey Hawthorne had four points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist; Dalton Shell had three points and two rebounds; Andre Womack had two points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists; Darius Tolbert had one point, four rebounds, and one assist; JT Gantt had three rebounds; while Brad Martin had two rebounds.
Central 54, WSN B-team 31
The Central Jaguars handed WSN’s B-team a 54-31 loss Saturday.
Central led WSN 23-16 at the half before outscoring the Eagles 31-15 in the second half to claim the 23-point win.
Ricky Samuel led WSN with 11 points while Kenny Walker had seven.
WSN varsity 50, Central 48
WSN’s varsity tried to blow a fourth quarter lead Saturday at Central, but was able to hang on to claim a two-point win, 50-48.
After a 12-all tie in the first quarter, WSN led Central 26-20 at the half and pushed their lead to 36-29 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Central ended the game on a 19-14 run, but WSN took the win by two points.
Watson led with 15 points, six assists and three steals in the win.
Davis and Hodges both had nine points each while Lewis had four points. Shell chipped in four points while Gantt, Tolbert and Martin had two points each.
Hodges and Andre Womack led with six rebounds each. Lewis led with four steals.