Blue Devils playing Monroe for trip to Birmingham

Published 3:02 pm Saturday, February 25, 2012

4:49 p.m.: Monroe inbounds and times runs out with a bucket at the end. ECHS wins 67-64. ECHS is going to Birmingham!!

4:47 p.m.: Knight misses the free throw, Desmond Williams rebounds passes to Knight who gets fouled. At the line, he hits his first free throw and his second. ECHS leads 67-61. 07.9 seconds left in the game.

4:47 p.m.: Knight steals the ball from a Tiger and its a lay up and gets fouled. Blue Devils lead 65-61 with Knight at the line.

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4:45 p.m.: The ball gets worked into Craft. He spins for a lay in to give the Blue Devils a 63-61 lead with 26.8 seconds left. Timeout ECHS.

4:45 p.m.: ECHS gets the ball back with 45 seconds left and the game tied.

4:43 p.m.: Knight hits a two to tie the game at 61 with a minute left.

4:41 p.m.: Monroe timeout with 1:52 left in the game.

4:40 p.m.: With 1:58 left, Desmond Williams gets fouled. At the line, he misses both shots.

4:37 p.m.: Knight gets fouled breaking to the basket. At the line, he makes one shot. Tigers go down and score. Game tied at 59. Foul called on Craft. At the line, Tiger hits both shots to give Monroe 61-59 lead.

4:35 p.m.: After a timeout, Craft his fouled. At the line, he makes one shot. ECHS ahead 58-57. 3:07 left.

4:33 p.m.: Tigers get fouled. At the line, Tiger misses first, but makse second. Game tied at 57 with 3:30 left.

4:31 p.m.: Myers back to the line after being taken out by a Tiger. He makes the first but misses second. ECHS up by two. Monroe gets rebound and fouled. At the line, the Tiger hits one shot, but misses second. ECHS up one.

4:30 p.m.: Monroe gets another shot and a foul. Tiger at the line makes the shot. ECHS up one.

4:30 p.m.: Monroe with a three. ECHS up 56-52.

4:28 p.m. Now Craft at the line to shoot free throws. He misses the first, but hits the second. ECHS up seven.

4:28 p.m.: Craft with another lay up after Monroe free throw. ECHS leads 55-49 with 5:15 left.

4:27 p.m.: Dalvin Craft with a lay up puts ECHS up 53-48. 5:45 left.

4:25 p.m: After another Monroe lay up. ECHS goes down and gets fouled. Pete Myers at the line. Myers misses both shots. ECHS leads 51-48.

4:23 p.m.: ECHS calls timeout to break Monroe’s rhythm.

4:23 p.m: Tigers open fourth quarter with two lay ups. Now a Tiger at the line his a plus one. ECHS leads by five.

4:20 p.m.: Heading to fourth quarter, Blue Devils lead Tigers 51-41.

4:15 p.m.: Knight gets a rebound drives down and puts up a jumper, but is fouled. Knight has blood on him, so Desmond Williams comes in. At the line in place of Knight, Williams hits one shot to put the ECHS lead to 13 points. 51-38.

4:13 p.m.: Ford gets fouled. At the charity stripe, he hits both shots. ECHS goes ahead 50-38.

4:10 p.m.: In what is becoming normal, McAroy fouled going to the hoop. He hits both shots. ECHS leads 48-36.

4:06 p.m.: McAroy gets fouled once again on a drive to the basket. He hits one shot, on the second shot, Knight gets the rebound and a put back. ECHS leads 46-35.

4:05 p.m.: Ford back at the line. He hits both shots. ECHS up 43-35.

4:03 p.m.: McAroy fouled on a drive. He hits both shots. ECHS leads 41-33.

4:03 p.m.: Monroe at the line after Desmond Williams picks up a foul. Tiger shooter hits one shot.

4:01 p.m.: Ford misses both shots.

4:00 p.m.: Blue Devil Tyrell Ford heading to the line for two shots after being fouled.

3:59 p.m.: Tony McAroy with a drive to the hoop. Blue Devils leading 39-32.

3:57 p.m.: Escambia County opens third quarter with the ball and gets a lay up from Desmond Williams. ECHS leads 37-32.

3:48 p.m.: After a back-and-forth second period, both teams scored 14 points. At half, ECHS leads 35-32.

3:31 p.m.: Monroe scores first points of the second period. ECHS leads 21-20.

3:30 p.m.: Monroe ties the game at 18, but Derrick Williams hits a three near half court to give ECHS a 21-18 lead at the buzzer to end the first.

3:30 p.m.: Teams swapping baskets. Derrick Williams just his a three to give ECHS a 16-14 lead, but Monroe responds to tie the game.

3:27 p.m.: Monroe gets a lay up, but Knight comes back down and hits a jumper. ECHS up 13-8.

3:26 p.m.: Tony McAroy with a three-point shot gives ECHS a 9-6 lead, which is followed up by a Monroe turnover that turns into a Fred Knight lay up. ECHS now leads 11-6.

3:22 p.m.: Tony McAroy fouled on a drive to the hoop. At the charity stripe, McAroy hits both shots. Game tied at four.

3:18 p.m. – Monroe ties the game at 2 with a lay up.

3:17 p.m.: Blue Devil Tyrell Ford fouled on a shot attempt. At the line, Ford misses both shots.

3:15 p.m.: Monroe Co. wins tip and misses their first shot. Blue Devils get the rebound and Dalvin Craft gets a lay up. ECHS leads 2-0.

Coming to you from the Mitchell Center at the University of South Alabama, the Escambia County Blue Devils are just nine minutes from taking on the Monroe County Tigers in the South Regional Finals.