The ECHS Blue Devils advanced to the regional tournament with a win over Monroe County Friday night in Atmore.
The ECHS Blue Devils advanced to the regional tournament with a win over Monroe County Friday night in Atmore.

Devils advance to regionals

Published 11:05am Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Escambia County High School Blue Devils boys basketball team beat Monroe County 87-65 Friday night in Atmore to advance to the Class 4A regional tournament in Dothan.

Fred Knight led the team with 26 points, while Desmond Williams had 23.

ECHS trailed 22-18 at the end of the first quarter. The Blue Devils led 35-31 at the half. MCHS cut the lead to one at  51-50 at the end of the third before being out scored 36-15 in the fourth.

Monroe County had previously defeated ECHS twice this season before dropping the subregional march.

For the complete story on the Devils’ big win, see the Wednesday, Feb. 20 edition of The Atmore Advance.

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