TRM girls top in basketball tournament

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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The T.R. Miller girls’ basketball team took the top spot in the Escambia County Basketball Tournament recently.

The girls started the tournament by defeating W.S. Neal 70-18 on last Friday night.

The win pushed their season record to 4-2.

The girls of Miller have had an outstanding start to their season and this win bolted them into a rhythm for the rest of the tournament.

Janazsia Nettles racked up 17 points, one rebound, four steals and one assist.

Aleria Smith had 12 points, six rebounds, one steal and two assists.

Vanessa Samuel had 6 points, two rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Ty’keria Wright had 5 points, one rebound and one steal.

Alijah Fountain lead the team with 19 points, four rebounds, six steals, five assists and one block shot.

The girls then moved on to defeat Atmore in the tournament with a score of 55-23, to give them the tournament win.

The win also extends their record to 5-2 for the season.

Alijah Fountain had 14 points, four rebounds, three steals and five assists.

Vanessa Samuel had 10 points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist.

Aleria Smith had 8 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one assist.

Serenity Mitchelle had 4 points and two rebounds.

Janazsia Nettles lead the team during the game with 17 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Alijah Fountain was named the tournament MVP.

The T.R. Miller girls walked away with the top spot.

“The girls played good. It always good when you walk away with a first-place spot. We still need to polish on post defense, support defense and other small things,” head coach Ron Jackson said.

Escambia County High School took second, Flomaton placed third and W.S. Neal took the fourth-place spot in the girls’ basketball section of the tournament.

The varsity T.R. Miller boys’ team now has a 1-5 season record after a second-place finish in the Escambia County Basketball Tournament recently.

On Friday night, TRM played a great game against the W.S. Neal Blue Eagles.

During the first quarter, the Eagles jumped ahead to a close 15-13 lead.

TRM was able to generate offense and Sophomore, Turner Smith was able to generate 13 points during the second to put TRM ahead at the half, 30-23.

WSN refused to give in easily and continued to fight but were outshot by Miller in the third.

The score at the end of the third stood at 44-38.

In the final stretch of the game WSN was unable to defend against the Miller offense and TRM finished the game with a 55-49 win.

Both teams played a great contest and made the game a thriller to watch but Miller was able to hold off WSN and gain the win in the end.

Miller’s, Turner Smith and Cody Hall both set career highs in points during the game.

Turner Smith had 20 points during the game and Cody Hall had 19.

Amon Craig and Ladarius Harrison lead the W.S. Neal Eagles as high scores.

Ladarius Harrison had 14 points during the game and Amon Craig had 12.

Miller faced Escambia County High School on Saturday for their final game of the tournament but were unable to defend against ECHS and fell 70-23.

TRM faced problems early in the game and were only able to defend against the Escambia offense.

Escambia took an early 18-1 lead after one period.

Escambia continued to drive the score at the first half and lead the Tigers 33-3.

The Tigers continued to dig to find a groove but were unable to do so and fell to Escambia at the end by a final score of 70-23.

The Tiger varsity team ended the tournament in second place.

Escambia took the top slot, Flomaton placed third and Neal rounded it out in the fourth-place position.