Blue Devils win 2 straight

Published 8:56 am Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Escambia County’s Chille Ford rises up for a shot over a Baldwin County defender.

Escambia County’s Chille Ford rises up for a shot over a Baldwin County defender.

The Escambia County High School boys basketball game earned a pair of victories last week, winning against two of their nearby rivals.

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, ECHS won a nailbiter at Monroe County, taking a 53-52 victory. On Saturday night, the Devils defeated visiting Baldwin County, by the score of 66-37. The two wins improved the Blue Devils’ record to 5-5 overall.

Saturday’s result was a little revenge for ECHS, which lost 61-55 at Baldwin County on Nov. 22.

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ECHS’s next games are in the county tournament, which begins Thursday at T.R. Miller High School.

Escambia County 66, Baldwin County 37

ECHS coach Terrence Walker said his team had several players return to the court Saturday, helping to pace ECHS to a win over Class 6A Baldwin County.

“Our win can be attributed to the return of some of our key players to the court, many of whom were out due to injuries and discipline issues,” Walker said. “Devon Robinson brings an all-around game, while Jerome Webster leads both in academics and as our senior captain.

“We are forming a brotherhood, holding one another accountable for our actions, both on and off the court. The stronger we are as a brotherhood, the more success we can expect.”

Chille Ford led with 14 points, followed by Dexter Williams with 11 and Devon Robinson with 10.

Escambia County 53, Monroe County 52

The Blue Devils earned a tough, hard-fought win Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Monroe County.

“I am extremely proud of our guys and the way they remained focused throughout the game,” ECHS coach Terrence Walker said. “Both teams fought hard for the win. The Tigers are a young team, with promising talent.”

Chille Ford led ECHS with 13 points. Webster and Nicholas Davison scored nine points each. Williams scored six points; Darian Staples scored four points; Malik McMillan and Robinson scored three points; and Devonte Lee, TyAnthony McNeal and Tristen Knott each scored two.