EA tops MA, Central in Christmas tourney

Published 4:53 pm Monday, December 19, 2016

Escambia Academy’s boys’ basketball team finished 2-0 in a Christmas tournament on Dec. 17.

The Cougars beat Morgan Academy 71-59, and then topped Central Christian in the nightcap 71-46.

In girls’ action, the Lady Cougars fell 51-43 to MA, but came back in a big way to beat CCA 42-15.

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EA boys coach James Lee said the boys did well and got back to what they were capable of doing well.

“Our press didn’t work like we wanted it to do,” he said. “We’ll work on it.”

The Cougars practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Lee said there’s a likely possibility that the boys will practice prior to New Year’s as they play Sparta on Dec. 29.

Full recaps from each game are below:
Morgan Academy girls 51, EA girls 43

MA outscored EA 21-13 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win.

Alia Snow led the Lady Cougars with 29 points. Victoria Sawyer and Ashlyn Glick had 7 points each.

Sherrer led MA with 15 points.
EA boys 71,

MA boys 59

The Cougars went on a 10-0 run in the second period, and led 38-29 at halftime. EA led 54-42 going into the fourth period.

Gary Campbell led EA with 23 points. Fred Flavors chipped in 13 and Trae Lee had 11.
EA girls 42,

CCA girls 15

Cassidy Murphy led the Lady Cougars with 14 points. Snow chipped in 10.
EA boys 71,

CCA boys 46

Campbell led with 21 points. Flavors chipped in 15, and Louie Turner had 10. Patrick McGhee contributed with 9 points.