FDA JV remains unbeaten

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2005

The junior version of the varsity Fort Dale Eagles took the court Friday night with their unbeaten record on the line against the Colts of Hooper Academy.

The Eagles have picked up victo

Despite a very grueling and physical game, the Eagles were able to defend their home court and post the 32-22 victory over their green-clad opponents from Montgomery.

The game started with the Colts putting the first points of the game on the board courtesy of a pair of free throws.

But after that, the Eagle offense rolled out to a 5-2 lead. That quickly expanded to a 10-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The second half opened with the Colts scoring again, this time courtesy of a long jumper that brought the game within two points, 10-8.

Both teams traded possessions and baskets, Casey Weston pushed the Eagles up 14-10.

The four point margin stood for a majority of the second quarter until the deadlock was broken with a pair of Hooper freebies at the 1:20 mark.

But, Adam Vickery battles his way to making a basket while the first half ends with Fort Dale nursing a four-point lead, 16-12.

Weston was the team leader during the first half, scoring six of his eight points during the two quarters.

Andrew Jones puts the first points of the half on the board for the Eagles with a steal that he took coast to coast and turned into a lay-up basket, to extend it to an 18-12 lead.

But, the green horseshoes chipped away at the lead cutting it down to a narrow, two-point lead 18-16.

During the third quarter, the Davis Watts show began. Watts scored 10 points during the third quarter and helped the Eagles secure their lead.

At the end of the third quarter, the Eagles were once again nursing a lead, this time it was of the one-point variety, 21-20.

In the final frame of action, For Dale secured their lead by holding the Colts to no baskets and only a pair of free throws.

The Eagles remain unbeaten and will be in action Saturday against Cottage Hill.

After that, the Junior Varsity Eagles will be on the road in trips to Monroe Academy and then to Morgan Acadmey.

But they will be back

at home for a three game home stand against Bessemer Academy on Jan. 15 and then against Edgewood Academy on Jan. 18 and then against Monroe on Jan. 21.

Thal also is slated to be "Bobby Terrell Night" in the Slam Dunk room at Fort Dale Academy.

Tipoff for the games are set for 4 p.m. with the exception of the Bessemer game, which tips at 1 p.m. next Saturday.