BAck to businessPublished 12:02am Friday, January 31, 2014
The snow has melted and it’s time for some basketball.
Pleasant Home sure is saying that tonight as it will host W.S. Neal for its homecoming, possibly.
Because Covington County Schools have been canceled today, there is still a possibility that the game will be played tonight, according to superintendent Shannon Driver.
Driver said PHS Principal Craig Nichols will make a decision on the game this morning.
If the go-ahead is given, then the B-team will tip off today at 4:30 p.m. The varsity girls will follow and the varsity boys will play in the night cap.
PHS boys coach Bradley Stephens said WSN won’t be a cake walk.
“They’re a pretty decent team,” Stephens said. “We kind of took care of business against them at their place (Dec. 12). We played exceptionally well.”
For the girls, PHS coach Jerry Davis said he hasn’t been focusing on getting ready for WSN, but instead on area play.
“I hadn’t really paid much attention to them,” Davis said. “I’ve been putting all my attention into getting a good seed for the area tournament. Everything is lined up and ready to go, and we’ll see.”
Davis said this being his first year coaching girls, getting ready for homecoming — with all of the festivities — does pose a distraction to the game.
“The girls put more emphasis on it than the boys do,” he said.
Stephens said it’s all about “execution” tonight.
“If we can get to a point where we can just be able to do what we need to do win, we’ll still continue to do win,” he said. “We’ve got to be prepared for man-to-man defense and execute our offense like we know how.
“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “At least, we’ll have one game before we get ready to get started into area play — for the area tournament.”
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