Devils dunk on Crushers

Published 9:48 am Monday, April 11, 2011

It was a whirlwind of slam dunks and three-point shots by the Escambia County Blue Devils as they dominated the Cancer Crushers 87-73 in The Atmore Advance’s Ballin’ for Cancer on Thursday at ECHS.

The event was held to raise money for Relay for Life and featured a team of community members taking on the varsity Blue Devils who reached the Regional Tournament in February.

It was an exciting event for not only for the students, but for the teams as well.

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The Cancer Crushers kept it close in the first quarter only trailing by three when the buzzer sounded, but the Blue Devils took control in the second quarter pulling away from their older counterparts.

The Cancer Crushers team was comprised of ECHS coaches Andy Lambert, Andy Richey and Darryl Otwell; Alabama Wing House Owner Ronnie Cloud; FNB&T’s Lance Blackburn’ United Bank’s Dale Johnson; Pastor Bernard Bishop; Atmore firefighter Eugene Edwards; Atmore Area YMCA manager Ross Terry and the Advance’s Chandler Myers and Adam Prestridge.

Students from the school as well as the public were invited to the event with the ticket and concession sales generating the funds to be donated.

The event raised close to $700.

ECHS assistant football coach Andy Richey shoots a shot over Blue Devils’ center Andrew Rodgers during Ballin’ for Cancer on Thursday.|Photo by AJ Beachy