WSNMS basketball teams fall at Jay, boys see first loss
The W.S. Neal Middle School boys basketball team suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday at Jay as they fell to 4-1 with a 31-27 loss to the Royal.
The WSNMS Lady Eagles fell to 1-4 overall with a 21-8 loss.
The game at Jay Wednesday was the final away game of the season for the Eagles. W.S. Neal will be back in action Tuesday, Dec. 4 for the first of a three-game home stand to end the season.
W.S. Neal will take on McCall at 1 p.m. Tuesday and will have a rematch with Jay on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
W.S. Neal will end their 2012 season on Monday, Dec. 10 with a home game against Flomaton. Game time is set for 3 p.m.
Jay 21, WSNMS Lady Eagles 8
The W.S. Neal Middle School girl’s offense struggled Wednesday night in a 21-8 road loss to the Jay Lady Royals.
W.S. Neal was held to only one point in the first quarter and three total points at the half as the Lady Royals jumped out to a 12-1 lead early and a 16-3 lead at the half after outscoring W.S. Neal 4-2 in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal was outscored 5-3 as Jay increased their lead to 21-6 heading into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, W.S. Neal outscored Jay 2-0 to cut into the lead, but lost by 13.
Kametria Lawson led W.S. Neal in the loss with five points while Haylee Watson had two points and Marisha Frazier chipped in one.
Jay 31, WSNMS Eagles 27
Trailing 20-4 at the half, the W.S. Neal Middle School boys basketball team used a furious rally in the second half, but suffered their first loss of the season by four, 31-27.
Jay jumped out early on W.S. Neal as they outscored the Eagles 14-1 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Jay doubled up the Eagles 6-3 to take a 20-4 lead at the half.
In the second half, W.S. Neal outscored Jay 23-11 but took the loss by four points, 31-27.
Both teams scored eight points each in the third quarter as Jay increased their lead to 28-12. In the fourth, the Eagles finished the game on a 15-3 run, but could not overcome their first half troubles.
Jacoby Hawthorne led the Eagles with 13 points while Kenny Walker followed in double figures with 12. Tyrese Anderson added two points in the loss for the Eagles.