Blue Devils rise to No. 6 in latest ASWA 4A poll

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Escambia County is No. 6 in the next-to-last Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 4A boys basketball poll, which was released today.

The Blue Devils (17-5), then No. 7, defeated W.S. Neal 74-38 last Thursday night. Demetrion Barnes, Lue Williams and Dimitri Wiggins finished in double figures for ECHS during the area game.

ECHS visits Vigor on Friday to finish the regular season.

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Because Williamson defeated UMS-Wright in regular-season Class 4A, Area 1 play on Tuesday, ECHS plays UMS next Thurs., Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at WHS in the semifinals of the area tournament. WHS plays W.S. Neal in the nightcap at 7:30. The area championship is Sat., Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at WHS.

The winner and runner up of the area tournament advance to the sub regional.

In the girls Class 3A poll, T.R. Miller (20-2) rose to No. 2 after defeating W.S. Neal on Tuesday.