Blue Devils fall in holiday tournament

Published 4:50 pm Monday, November 29, 2010

The Escambia County Blue Devils fell to 1-4 after losing two games in a holiday tournament last weekend.|File Photo

Escambia County fell to 1-4 on the season with two losses in the Thanksgiving tournament hosted by the Hillcrest-Evergreen Jaguars in Evergren last weekend.

The Blue Devils lost 79-69 to J.F. Shields in double overtime to close the tournament on Saturday and were defeated 59-57 by the Jaguars in the opening game on Friday.

Blue Devils head coach Anthony Hayes said his team is still working on improving their free throws as well as working towards bettering their record.

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“We missed several free throws in both of our games,” Hayes said. “We shot 48 percent against Hillcrest, which shows we are not capitalizing on our opportunities and against Shields, we missed 17 throughout the game. We are looking to get back on track in all areas of our game, but that needs the most improvement.”

The Blue Devils next game is Tuesday night at home against the T.R. Miller Tigers. Games tipoff at 4:30 p.m.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.