Blue Devils rout Hurricanes 57-40
Published 6:10 am Wednesday, January 27, 2010
By By Chandler Myers
Escambia County broke the six-game losing trend Monday night as they defeated the Flomaton Hurricanes 57-40 Monday night at Escambia County High School.
The Blue Devils (7-11, 0-5) fell behind early in the game, but fought back to gain momentum and pull away from the Hurricanes.
In the first quarter, the Blue Devils fell behind the Hurricanes as they were outscored 11-7.
The offense for the Blue Devils came to life in the second period as they outscored the Hurricanes 19-10 to take a 26-21 lead into halftime.
Following the break, the Blue Devils continued to dominate the game not only with offense, but strong defense.
The Blue Devils extended their lead in the third quarter as they continued to put points on the scoreboard adding 16 points and only allowed Flomaton to score 15.
The defense for the Blue Devils tightened in the final quarter as they held the Hurricanes to four points, while they scored 15 to pick up the 57-40 victory.
Blue Devils Head Coach Tim Moorer said his team finally put together a decent game in the win.
The Blue Devils were led by guard Cedric Pierce’s 25 points. Pierce also recorded five rebounds, four steals and two assists in the win.
T.C. Brown added 14 points four the Blue Devils, while recording five assists, five steals and four rebounds.
Blue Devils forward Quinton Craft scored 10 points in the win. Craft also recorded seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Forward Lawrence Arnold scored four points and forward Devante Brown added three points. Arnold added seven rebounds, five blocks, one assist and a steal, while Brown had two rebounds, one assist and a block.
The Blue Devils next game is Thursday at Northview. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.