Blue Devils top Flomaton 60-49

Published 9:59 pm Friday, December 3, 2021

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Lady Blue Devils also get win tonight

Escambia County’s Sheldon Williams, Cee McPherson and Hakeem Johnson finished in double figures to help lead the Blue Devils to a 60-49 victory over Flomaton tonight just up the road.

Williams led ECHS with 30 pionts; McPherson added 14; and Johnson chipped in 11 in the winning effort.

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The Hurricanes and Blue Devils played closed in the opening period, and were tied at 15-all going into the second.

Kaiden Arnold got a putback to give ECHS a 19-15 lead. Terrence McNeil hit McPherson on a nice pass a short time later, and Johnson got a 3-pointer to end a 9-0 run.

Flomaton utilized a solid passing attack, and played hard throughout the game.

A short time later, M. Adams hit Q. Odom for a dunk, and Odom later answered with another dunk to notch it at 28-19.

Williams made free throws down the stretch to give ECHS a 32-25 lead at halftime.

Midway through the third, Williams made the play of the game at the 4:32 mark. He dribbled left, drove the baseline and dunked to help give Atmore a healthy margin.

The Hurricanes answered with a 3-pointer by D. Averette and a jumper from J.H. Steele to cut it to 40-35.

McPherson then answered with a trey of his own.

Johnson helped the margin a short time later with a 3-pointer, and ECHS led 47-41 going into the fourth period.

Williams hit a rebound and putback, a turnaround jumper and scored against double coverage in the deciding period.

Adams led FHS with 13 points; Steele added 12; and Odom had 10.

In girls action, Escambia County won 61-48.

The Lady Blue Devils and Lady Hurricanes played close in the first period. EChS led 39-28 at the break, and 48-39 at the end of the third period,

At present, ECHS is 7-0 overall on the season.

C’anna Betts led the Lady Blue Devils with 26 points. Jayla Adams added 23.

Flomaton’s Jalia Lassiter led the Lady Hurricanes with 15 points.

ECHS is back in action next Mon., Dec. 6, at Monroe County.