ECHS defeats Williamson 79-78 in 2OT

Published 3:02 pm Monday, January 24, 2022

Blue Devils win regular season area title

Escambia County defeated Williamson 79-78 in double overtime Jan. 21 to claim the regular-season Class 4A, Area 1 title in Mobile.

With the victory, the No. 2 Blue Devils earned the right to host the area tournament, which will be held in early February. Dates and times will be announced at a later date.

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During the victory, ECHS trailed by nine at halftime and was down by 14 in the third period.

ECHS boys basketball coach Layton Knight said they played solid defense, and fought back to get the win.

Knight said the win was a complete, team win.

Sheldon Williams led ECHS with 28 points and 13 rebounds for a double double. He also had eight blocks on the night.

Stephen Williams added eight points and three rebounds; Conor McPherson contributed with seven assists and six points.

Hakeem Johnson had 14 points and five assists; Jacob Dirden scored eight points and had four assists; and Anthony McCants had sevent points and two rebounds.

In girls action, the Lady Blue Devils fell 56-46 to WHS.

ECHS is back in action tomorrow night against Vigor for senior night. Varsity girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys.

The senior recognition ceremony will be held after the girls game.