Blue Devils get off to good start on season
Published 2:29 pm Saturday, November 13, 2021
Escambia County is off to a good start as the boys and girls basketball teams won their first two games of the 2021-22 season Thursday and Friday.
The Blue Devils beat B.C. Rain 72-60 on Friday night, and defeated Monroe County 57-37 on their season opener in boys action. The girls beat B.C. Rain 46-16, and Monroe County 48-40.
ECHS 72, B.C. Rain 60
Sheldon Williams scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for a double double. He had three assists and blocks each.
Connor McPherson added 26 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steels; Hakeem Johnson contributed with 15 points, five rebounds and eight assists; Xavier Gee had three points, one rebound and an assist.
In girls action, ECHS won 46-16.
ECHS 57, Monroe County 37
Williams led ECHS with 19 points and 12 rebounds; Stephen Williams had 12 points and 10 rebounds and four blocks; and McPherson scored 13 points and six rebounds.
In girls action, the Lady Blue Devils beat MCHS 48-40.