Escambia Academy Cougars

Taylor the rock on which EA’s state hopes are built
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia Academy senior basketball standout Tiquale Taylor was recently honored for reaching 1,200 career points. According to EA head coach James Smith and EA headmaster Hugh Fountain, it is still unconfirmed if the points milestone is a new school record. “Once basketball season is completed, we will have a better idea,” Smith said. “Some of our scoring books are not accurate, so we will have…
Taylor scores 22, leads EA past Fort Dale
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Tiquale Taylor scored 22 points to lead Escambia Academy to a 57-37 win over Fort Dale last Friday, January 31, during the season’s last regular-season game and Senior Night for the Cougars, continuing a six-game winning streak. Taylor was also honored after the game for scoring more than 1,200 career points. According to EA head coach James Smith, it is yet to be confirmed if…
Area champs
Cougars defeat Monroe, advance to Elite 8 By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Tiquale Taylor scored 22 points to lead Escambia Academy to the AISA Region 2, Area 2 Championship against rival Monroe Academy, 53-48, on Monday, January 27 in a thriller contest. With the stands filled to capacity inside EA’s gym, the Cougars captured the win during the final minute of the game with free-throw shots from Taylor. “It was…
Taylor helps lead Cougars to win over L.E.A.D.
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Tiquale Taylor helped lead Escambia Academy’s Cougars to a 75-28 victory over L.E.A.D. Academy last Friday, January 17, improving their season mark to 11-4. During the contest, Taylor scored 16 points to pave the way for EA. T.J. Riley struck for 13 points; Ty’rese Smith scored 10; Chaston Helton scored 9, and Li’Terrance McCants and Bryant Quimby added 8 each. Jason “Jaybo” Davis put up…
Taylor helps lead Cougars to twin victories
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Tiquale Taylor helped lead Escambia Academy to victory over Clarke Prep (61-43) and Jackson Academy (61-37) last Thursday and Friday. During the contest against Clarke Prep, Taylor scored 19 points to pave the way for the Cougars. Bryant Quimby struck for 14 points to supplement Taylor’s performance. Tyrese Smith scored nine points; Li’Terrance McCants added eight. Jayson Helton ruled the boards, pulling down 13 rebounds.…