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

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.

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.