Devils win county

Published 10:08 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Escambia County Blue Devils won their fourth straight county tournament championship last weekend ad W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton. The Blue Devils defeated Flomaton 71-47 in the championship gamee

The streak continues for the Escambia County Blue Devils, who won their fourth consecutive Escambia County Basketball Tournament last weekend, finishing the tournament 2-0.

The Blue Devils (9-4, 0-0) began their streak in 2008 and have held the title without much challenge from their opposition.

Escambia County beat Flomaton in the championship game on Saturday with a resounding 71-47 victory after opening the tournament with a 59-29 win over the T.R. Miller Tigers on Friday.

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Flomaton 47

One quarter was all it took to decide the championship game of the Escambia County Basketball Tournament as the Escambia County Blue Devils took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they ran away with a 71-47 win over the Flomaton Hurricanes on Saturday at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton.

The Blue Devils (9-4, 0-0) dominated their match up with the Hurricanes winning all but one quarter and only trailing in the first minutes of the game.

In the first quarter, the Blue Devils overwhelmed the Hurricanes on offense and defense as they pushed out to a 21-8 lead.
Flomaton cut into Escambia County’s lead in the second period winning the quarter 14-10, but the Blue Devils still held a comfortable 31-22 lead at halftime.

In the second half, ECHS pulled away from the Hurricanes extending their lead in the third and fourth quarters.

Escambia County began using its depth in the third quarter using every player on the bench and continued to build on their lead as they outscored Flomaton 24-10 to move into the final period leading 55-32.

The fourth quarter proved to be no different with the Blue Devils again adding to their lead making any comebacks impossible as they came away with a 71-47 win and a county championship.

Fred Knight led the Blue Devils in the win scoring 17 points to go with five assists, three steals and three rebounds. Desmond Williams added 15 points for ECHS and had nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

Blue Devil Desmond Johnson posted 10 points and six rebounds, while Tyrell Ford recorded eight points, three rebounds and two assists.
Dalvin Craft and Corterious Ford each scored six points with Craft pulling down eight rebounds and Ford one. Tony McAroy, Derrick Williams and Carl Staples all scored two points for the Blue Devils.

T.R. Miller 29

Escambia County opened up the county tournament at W.S. Neal High School in dominating fashion on Friday as they pounded the T.R. Miller Tigers 59-29.

The Blue Devils (8-4, 0-0) put together strong runs in the first half to pull out in front of the Tigers kept putting points on the board in the second half to earn the victory.

In the first quarter, ECHS put together solid performances on both ends of the court as they outscored the Tigers 19-6.
The Blue Devils found even more offensive rhythm in the second period as they added 22 points to their score, while holding the Tigers to 11 to head into halftime with a commanding 41-17 lead.

Following halftime, the Blue Devils scoring slowed, but they continued to beat the Tigers on the scoreboard.

In the third quarter, the Blue Devils only scored 10 points, but they kept the Tigers to seven to head into the final quarter leading 51-24.
Escambia County put the finishing touches on their victory in the fourth quarter outscoring the Tigers one final time 8-5 to come away with an impressive 30-point win.

Desmond Williams led the Blue Devils in the victory scoring 12 points and pulling down seven rebounds, while DeAndreas Johnson added 10 points and two steals.

Blue Devil Fred Knight scored eight points to go along with two steals and two rebounds. Dalvin Craft and Derrick Williams scored six points each in the ECHS win, and Tony McAroy finished with three points.