Eagles run past Rebels

Published 10:54 am Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fort Dale Academy's Cam Norman scored 10 points and recorded 3 steals in the Eagles' 45-26 win against Lowndes Academy Monday night. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

A second-half surge powered Fort Dale to a 45-26 win against Lowndes Academy Monday night in Lowndesboro.

The Eagles (2-0) outpaced the Rebels 27-11 during the final 16 minutes of play to secure the victory.

“We picked up our intensity in the second half,” Fort Dale head coach Reggie Mantooth said. “We started the game flat and it showed.”

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All 15 players on Fort Dale’s roster saw playing time, with nine different players scoring at least two points. Cam Norman led the charge with 10 points and 3 steals. Wesley Scott tallied 8 points also recorded 5 steals, while Tyler Millo added 7 points and 4 assists.

“We were balanced offensively and I feel like we have a lot of people that can contribute,” Mantooth said. “Overall we played OK. We will have to play better both offensively and defensively as the season progresses.”

Lady Rebels 40, Lady Eagles 29

The Lady Rebels took advantage of 41 turnovers in a 40-29 win against the Lady Eagles, who were playing with starting point guard Anne Matthews who has an injured ankle.

Nedra Toulmin Crosby led Fort Dale with 8 points and 7 rebounds. Barrett Leverette added 6 points and Colby Benson chipped in 4 points in the loss.