Cougars top Lowndes 33-30

Published 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2022

EA wins AISA Class 2A, Region 2, Area 1 crown

Escambia Academy beat Lowndes Academy 33-30 in a close area contest tonight in Canoe on senior night.

With the victory, the Cougars won the AISA Class 2A, Region 2, Area 1 title, and earned a bye in the first round of the state playoffs.

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EA boys basketball coach Willie White said the win was a big one in the program.

“It was a competitive game,” White said. “We were down four with less than a minute. I’m proud of the boys, they didn’t quit.”

White said one thing that really helped in the win was senior Landon Sims, who played with a broken finger. He said he broke it during practice the other day, and decided to play in the important game.

“He played as if we wasn’t hurt,” White said. “He wanted to play.”

The Cougars led 8-5 after the first period, 15-13 at halftime and 26-22 going into the fourth period.

Sims led EA with eight points; Brian Brown added seven points; and Charlie Sasser had six.

The Cougars will face Lighthouse Christian Academy tomorrow night on the road.