Eagles claim wins in first games

Published 11:56 pm Monday, November 17, 2008

The Pleasant Home Eagles (1-0) got off to a winning start last Friday night as they defeated Zion Chapel by 20 points, 62-42.

The Eagles started slowly in the first quarter and fell behind by six points.

In the second quarter, Pleasant Home tied the game up 17-17 and was leading 26-18 heading into halftime.

In the second quarter, Zion Chapel managed to only score one point at the 2:00 mark.

Eagles head coach Jerry Davis said there is still some work to be done to get better.

“It’s what it was,” Davis said. “It’s the first ball game. I saw a lot of things we have to work on. We played hard, but we didn’t shoot the ball very well. (Zion Chapel) has been struggling for several years. Their bunch has come and they played hard. I think our bunch kind of took things for granted.”

At the start of the second half, the Eagles got on a roll and only allowed an additional 24 points while scoring 36.

“In the second half, I was very pleased,” Davis said. “It’s early in the season and we’ve got to work on some things.”

Davis said he changed a few things going into the second half of play.

“We went from full court man to zone trap and they’ve been playing the zone trap for years,” he said. “They’ve got confidence in that so we did some things out of the ordinary for us. I think we’re going to be capable of playing man this year.”

Lady Eagles 64

Zion Chapel 9

In other action Friday night, the Lady Eagles also won their first game of the season, 64-9.

Leading scorers for the Lady Eagles was Brittany Ward, who had 23 points and Erin Byrd with 20 points.

The Eagles will host J.U. Blacksher tonight and tip off is at 4:30 p.m.