Meadowview hosts Escambia at home
SELMA — Meadowview varsity boys (5-1) defeated Escambia 60-48, while Escambia varsity girls were able to hold a win over Meadowview (0-7) with a score of 45-31 Monday night.
Lead scorer for the Meadowview boys was Daniel Blackmon with 19 points. Adam Brown scored 17 points, Justin Freine scored 10 points and Justin Mills scored 8 points.
“They, for once, finally take pride in their shot selection,” said Meadowview coach Will Florence. “They did the best of all year.”
Katey McIntyre scored 12 points for Meadowview varsity girls during the game, but the girls had more than 15 turnovers to Escambia in the first half. Other than McIntyre, Meadowview assistant coach Florence saw improvements that need to be made for the next game against Southern Academy on Thursday at home.
“We had a gutsy performance,” Florence said. “But, the next two days we’re going to work on our guard play.”
The first half of Monday’s game was the worst half of the season, Florence said. “We’ve gotten behind because we can’t handle the press,” Florence said. “Then we play catch up the whole second half.”
Two Meadowview girls, Kayla Caldor and Britnee Everhart, suffered severely sprained ankles at the last game against Patrician Academy on Friday, but chose to play Monday’s game.
Florence’s goal for the next two days is to get healthy and get better guard play.