Blue Devils top Vigor 53-37 on senior night

Published 8:55 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Sheldon Williams, Conor McPherson and Jacob Dirden finished in double figures to help lead Escambia County to a 53-37 area victory over Vigor on senior night tonight in Cornell Torrrence Gymnasium.

Williams led the way with 20; Dirden had 11; and McPherson added 10 in the victory.

With the win, the No. 2 Blue Devils improve to 21-3 overall.

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Stephen Williams added six points.

After a close first half, the Blue Devils led 20-16 at the break. McPherson scored nine of his 10 points in the first 16 minutes of the game.

Dirden hit a 3-pointer to get the third period going and increased the lead to seven.

Vigor, quick up and down the court, answered with a 3-pointer of its own a short time later.

Hakeem Johnson found Sheldon a few minutes later to give the Blue Devils a 30-25 advantage.

Dirden then got a steal and made the conversion going coast to coast. Sheldon added a rebound and putback to give Atmore a 35-25 lead going into the fourth.

Vigor’s L. Ruffin led the Wolves with 12 points.

In girls action, the Lady Blue Devils edged the Lady Wolves 52-50 in area play.

Senior Makayla Lyons got her own rebound and made a putback with around 3 seconds left in the game.

Jayla Adams tied the game at 50-all with 30.8 seconds left.

C’Anna Betts led with 28 points; and Adams added 17 points.