ECHS boys, girls get wins at tourney

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Escambia County’s boys basketball team beat Saraland 50-46. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Escambia County’s boys basketball team beat Saraland 50-46. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Escambia County’s boys and girls basketball teams came home with wins from the McGill-Toolen tournament over the weekend.

The Blue Devils beat Saraland 50-46, and lost to Faith Academy 75-52 and Baker 80-41.

To start the season, the boys beat Blount 47-36.

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ECHS head boys basketball coach Bruce Craig said the boys played well against Blount.

“They played well as a team overall defensively and offensively,” Craig said. “We came back a little bit against Faith Academy. I think our defense lacked a little bit of effort, and I think the game against Saraland, we came back together and played well as a team.”

Craig said the Baker loss was attributed to the Hornets making every shot they put in the air.

“It was one of those games,” he said.

In girls action, the Lady Blue Devils beat Cottage Hill 60-41 and lost to Baker, 40-22.

Lady Blue Devils head coach Jerome Webster said the girls struggled on getting rebounds, but are jelling as a team.

“I think we found out where we’re supposed to be at and who is out there playing,” Webster said. “We haven’t come up with our chemistry, yet, but by the time (area play starts), we should be together because all of the girls are starting to jell.”

Faith Academy 75, ECHS 52

Chillé Ford and Eric Williams led the Blue Devils with 12 points each; and Triston Knott chipped in eight points.

ECHS 50, Saraland 46

Knott led with 22 points; Wiggins and Ford had eight points each.

Baker 80, ECHS 41

Devon Robinson led ECHS with 16 points, and Knott had seven.

ECHS girls 60, Cottage Hill 41

Ja’Quanda Webster led the Lady Blue Devils with 17 points; Jacala Nickson chipped in 12; Jade Adams, who made the All-Tournament team at the McGill tournament, scored 11 points; Darriona Nichols had 10 points; and Zaria Smith had six points.

Baker girls 40, ECHS girls 22

Adams had 10 points, and Webster chipped in six.

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