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1K point club

ECHS senior scores milestone during 68-40 win over Flomaton Monday

Escambia County’s Lue Williams is in a prestigious club.

The senior guard scored his 1,000th career point Monday night in the Blue Devils’ 68-40 victory over Flomaton at home.

Williams, who had 14 points in the game, scored a 3-pointer early, and got the milestone point on a free throw.

With the win, ECHS improves to 8-1 on the season, and travels to play in the Southeastern Holiday Invitational in Northview starting on Thursday. Other teams playing in the tournament include Dothan, Northview (Ala.), Pike County, Daphne and Central Phenix City.

ECHS basketball coach Rodney Jackson said he thought the team played well Monday.

“We won two games in a row,” he said. “Against Monroe County (a 69-35 victory on Dec. 14), we played well and today. I’m proud of the guys.”

Jackson said his team is forming good chemistry, which translates on the court.

“We’re passing the ball around,” he said. “Our defense is playing well.”

Malik Brown chipped in 18 points and seven rebounds; JP Patterson had nine points; Virgil Peoples had seven points; and Dimitri Wiggins had five points.

ECHS led 44-14 at halftime.

In other action, the Blue Devils lost 66-64 to FHS on Dec. 13; and beat St. Lukes 58-34 last Tuesday.

Williams led with 13 points, and Allen Patterson added 12 against St. Lukes. Peoples had 10 points.

Against FHS last Thursday, Demetrion Barnes had 15, and JP Pattterson chipped in 11.

Williams led with 23 points against MCHS on Dec. 14; A. Patterson chipped in with 11 points; J. Patterson had eight points; and Peoples had 10 points.