Blue Devils fall to Tigers
Published 7:17 am Monday, December 15, 2008
By By Chandler Myers
Atmore’s Blue Devils fell to 4-4 after a 65-57 defeat at the hands of the Monroe County Tigers on Tuesday night at ECHS.
The Blue Devils never had complete control of an evenly matched game between the rivals.
Blue Devils head coach Anthony Hayes said his team must continue to improve and find ways to win more games.
Junior Kingston Craft led the Blue Devils with 22 points, and hit four-of-six free throws (66 percent). Senior guard James Webster put up 15 points for Atmore, and hit 75 percent of his free throws on the night.
The Blue Devils had their strongest performance of the season at the free throw line against the Tigers. ECHS hit 68.4 percent from the line Tuesday night, which is about 20 percent more than they normally hit, according to Hayes.
Hayes said the Blue Devils are gradually improving their free throw shooting ability, but still need to be higher than they were Tuesday night.
Junior forward Lawrence Arnold led ECHS in free throw percentage shooting 100 percent from the free throw line hitting four-of-four in the game. Arnold scored eight points for the Blue Devils in the loss. Senior forward Johnathan Gholsby scored eight points for ECHS and hit 2-of-5 free throws.
Hayes said Monroe County was another tough opponent that ECHS faced off against and couldn’t find anything that worked.
Junior forward Eric Davis scored three points for ECHS, while senior Dontae Johnson posted two points.
The Blue Devils next game is Dec. 16 at Monroe County High School. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.