ECHS works past Flomaton 57-49

Published 6:28 am Monday, December 8, 2008

By By Chandler Myers
Escambia County muscled their way to a 57-49 victory over the Flomaton Hurricanes Tuesday night in Flomaton.
The Blue Devils (4-2) picked up their second win over Flomaton (5-3) this season, but the second contest came with more of a fight than the 96-57 win in Atmore on opening night.
Blue Devils head coach Anthony Hayes said Flomaton showed much more toughness this time around, and proved to be an even competitor.
Blue Devils senior forward Johnathon Gholsby led ECHS with 19 points and proved to be one of the deciding factors in the game.
The other deciding factor was junior ECHS forward Kingston Craft who put up 16 points for the Blue Devils.
Hayes said without Gholsby and Craft the Blue Devils might not have been able to pick up the victory and not just because of their scoring performances.
ECHS junior forward Lawrence Arnold put up eight points against the Hurricanes.
Blue Devils senior Dontae Johnson scored six points in the game, but left early due to a concussion.
Hayes said Johnson was playing well for the Blue Devils before going down. He added that Johnson was probable for the Blue Devils game Friday at T.R. Miller.
Senior guards James Webster and Charles Crook scored for the Blue Devils as well. Webster scored six points for ECHS, while Crook ended the game with two points.
Hayes said the Blue Devils did everything they could to secure the win and even played through the misfortune of fouls and injury.
The Blue Devils not begin a three-game home stand against opponents Monroe County, Hillcrest and Baldwin County.
Hayes said the team is playing with a lot of intensity, but needs to improve in a specific area of the game.
The Blue Devils next game is Dec. 9 against Monroe County. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. ECHS follows the Monroe County game with games against Hillcrest on Dec. 11 and Baldwin County on Dec. 13.
On Friday night, the Blue Devils defeated T.R. Miller 62-54 in Brewton.
Check Wednesday’s edition of The Atmore Advance for more on the game.

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