Neal bounces back with area win in Satsuma
Thursday night W.S. Neal varsity girls and boys suffered losses against Hillcrest, with the girls falling 42-47 and the boys 59-70.
Earlier in the season the Lady Eagles suffered a blowout loss to Hillcrest. That would not be the case this time. Neal stayed within striking distance. At the end of the first half Hillcrest led 21-18.
Hillcrest came out strong in the third and outscored the Lady Eagles 16-10. Neal bounced back in the fourth holding Hillcrest to 10 points while scoring a team high 14 points, but fell short in mounting the comeback.
Leading Neal was Keke Floyd with 23 points and 13 rebounds.
For the boys, Neal was able to take the first matchup between the two teams earlier in the season in Evergreen. Hillcrest looked to get even.
At halftime Hillcrest led Neal 35-28. A dismal third quarter for Neal in scoring made it hard for the Eagles going into the fourth. Hillcrest outscored Neal 16-9 in the third.
Neal’s Tyshawn Davis had a breakout fourth scoring 22 points, but the effort wasn’t enough to close the deficit.
Davis finished the game with 29 points, six rebounds and four blocks.
Jarrett Taylor led Hillcrest with 20 points, scoring 10 in the 4th quarter. Javarius Betts had 13 points.
Satsuma 45, Neal 35 (girls)
The Lady Eagles are on a four game losing streak.
Leading Neal was Keke Floyd with 19 points.
The girls are 5-9 for the season.
Neal 60, Satsuma 30 (boys)
The boys picked up an area win against Satsuma.
Leading Neal was Darius Tolbert with 12 points and six rebounds; Tyshawn Davis with 11 points; and Treylon Watson with six points and six steals.
After the win the boys are 12-4 for the season.