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Neal’s Lewis erupts for 23 points in area championship win

Courtesy photo The Neal team after winning 4A Area 1 Championship game

Courtesy photo
The Neal team after winning 4A Area 1 Championship game

The W.S. Neal Eagles steamrolled UMS-Wright, winning 52-20, to become 4A Area 1 champions on Thursday.

The Eagles got off to a great start with stellar defense and perimeter shooting. By halftime Neal led UMS- Wright 29-10.

In the third quarter Neal continued its amazing play, outscoring the Bulldogs 21-4. Neal scored more points in the third quarter than UMS-Wright scored the entire game.

Leading Neal was Troy Lewis with 23 points. For a stretch, Lewis made seven three pointers in a row. Also scoring was Tyshawn Davis with 12 points and Treylon Watson with nine points.

Neal will face Thomasville in a sub-regional game on Tues., Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the W.S. Neal middle school gym.