Eagles have a reason to dance

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Pleasant Home High School basketball players, cheerleaders and fans had at least two reasons to celebrate Friday night.

One, it was homecoming. Two, for the first time this season all three Pleasant Home teams won on the same night.

The Eagles (3-9) soared past the visiting McKenzie Tigers (2-6) for a clean sweep to give the alumni and current students something to celebrate.

The varsity Eagles overcame a 27-23 halftime deficit to record a 59-45 win.

Brent Carter was the leading scorer for Pleasant Home with 16 points, including two three-pointers and 6-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line.

Isaac Edgar added 15 points. Devin Spivey scored 14 points, including 12 on four three-point baskets.

Nathaniel Blount added 7 points. Chris Little had 4. Brad Sanders scored 3 points.

Russell Davison paced McKenzie with 17 points.

The Lady Eagles won in easy fashion outscoring the Lady Tigers 66-29.

Pleasant Home jumped out to a 19-10 lead in the first quarter and held a 35-18 lead at the halftime intermission.

It was 54-23 in favor of the Lady Eagles after three periods as they coasted to a 66-29 win with 11 of 14 players scoring.

Beth Cox led the charge and was the only Lady Eagle to reach double figures in scoring with 16 points. Jessica Johns added 9 points. Jessica Bryant hit for 8. Faith Gunter scored 7. Amy Jacobs had 6. Carly Lundy scored 5 points. Heather Little and Kimberly Jacobs scored 4 points each. Krystal Lee, Leah Turman and Jessi Reeves scored 2 points each.

McKenzie's leading scorer was LaSha Pitts with 8 points.

The Pleasant Home B-team started the evening in good fashion for Eagle fans with a 42-30 win against McKenzie.

Bob Ballard scored 16 points for the Eagles. Jared Powell added 11 points in the win.

Also scoring for Pleasant Home were Sam Bush with 5 points. Avry King and Derrick Taylor had 3 points each. Andrew Nichols and Emory Rabren had 2 points each.

Sattrick Rudolph scored 18 points for McKenzie.

All three Pleasant Home High School basketball teams return to action on Tuesday when the Florala Wildcats visit for an area game.

The B-team game tips off the action at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday followed by the varsity girls' game and the varsity boys' game.