Fort Dale claims tourney title
Fort Dale Academy’s Tyler Millo scored 16 points to help power the Eagles past Escambia Academy 51-46 in the championship game of the Fort Dale Christmas Tournament Saturday.
Millo, who connected on 3-of-5 3-point attempts in the title contest, was named the tournament MVP. He scored 18 points in the Eagles’ opener with Morgan Academy on Friday night.
Turnovers proved to be the key in the championship game. Fort Dale managed to shoot just 27.3 percent from the field (15-for-55), but turned the ball over just nine times, while forcing Escambia into 20 turnovers.
Cam Norman scored 11 points and recorded three steals in the win against Escambia, while Chip Taylor added eight points and Wesley Scott chipped in seven points.
Fort Dale defeated Morgan 54-30.
Taylor scored nine points in that contest.
Norman and Taylor were named to the all-tournament team.
Lady Eagles finish as runner-up
Escambia Academy edged Fort Dale Academy 37-36 in Saturday night’s championship game.
Fort Dale connected on just 12-of-62 attempts in the loss and committed 24 turnovers.
Mary Sanford Perdue led Fort Dale’s offensive charge with 10 points.
Nedra Toulmin Crosby scored eight points and Theresa Scott added seven.
Fort Dale advanced to the title game by topping Morgan 37-27.
Perdue paced the Lady Eagles with 11 points. Scott and Caroline Snellgrove scored six points each.
Scott and Perdue were named to the all-tournament team.