Devils snag first battle

Published 2:40 pm Monday, December 4, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
The Northview High School Chiefs and Lady Chiefs waged their second state line war in two days when they took on the Atmore Blue Devils and Lady Devils. There was a difference in the outcome of the battle.
Northview split the four games they played against Escambia Academy Nov. 27, but they were swept out of Atmore's gym Tuesday.
The evening opened with a 45-37 win for the Atmore JV boys.
Reginald Yelder led the scoring with 13 points. Chris Walker and Sean Knight each scored four points, Shay Gipson added three points and Myles Everett added two points.
For Northview, Luke Killam led the scoring charge with 10 points. Jay Jackson dropped in seven points, Gary Redmond added six points, Chris Sheets scored four points, Steven Sanders added three points and Aaron Bellamy and Desmond Hunter added two points each.
Lady Devils 63 – Lady Chiefs 19
This game saw the ECHS starters exit halfway through the third quarter. But this did not prevent NHS head coach Lorenzo Jones from finding a positive.
"Our girls played well and we knew we were up against a team who was bigger than us," Jones said. "But we were able to break their press a couple times and that is a positive for us because it shows us we can do it. And I know these girls will come back hungry the next time we hit the court."
The leading scorers for Atmore (3-3) were Courtney English with 14 points and Ashley Kidd with 13 points. Ashanti Jones contributed 10 points, Latesha Lee added eight points, Megan Hartley and Tineka Crimbley chipped in six points each, Jasmine Sanders had four points and Canausha Crenshaw added two points.
Gabe Wesley led the Lady Chiefs (1-4) with 10 points. Timeka Marshall added four points, Brittney Thompson and Shaquaina Lewis scored two points and Melissa Garrett added one point.
Devils 76 – Chiefs 50
This game was a roller coaster of emotion. The Chiefs' crowd was presented with a 14-13 lead after the first quarter, but the Devils quickly erased that lead and jumped up by the count of 33-23 at the half.
The Devils (2-1) built on the lead all the way to the end and the final score was 76-50. ECHS head coach Jerome Antone said it was a good win for his guys.
Atmore's Frank Taylor led all scorers with 26 points. Also scoring for ECHS were James Lykes with 10 points, Shavauhia Knight with eight points, Jarrod Jefferson with six points, Anthony Matthews, Trey Hartley, Lee Watson and Josh Adams with four points and Rodney Richardson and Elliott Faircloth with two points.
Lykes crashed the boards for seven rebounds. Taylor and Knight had six each, Jefferson snagged four rebounds, Hartley and Matthews grabbed three and Adams two.
Northview's Nakita Myles led his team with 12 points. Vincent Longmire and Darius Austin added 11 points, Cordaryl Lowery scored eight points, Tarus Thomas dropped in five points, Tarrance Wright scored three points and John Donaldson added two points.
ECHS faced McIntosh Friday night and the results will be in Wednesday's Advance.

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