PHS to vie for home court advantage tonight

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 12, 2010

With an undefeated area record on the line, the Pleasant Home Eagles are hoping for “home court” advantage as they host Kinston tonight.

The Eagles are coming off a 39-23 win over Florala last Friday night, improving Pleasant Home to 2-0 in area and 11-5 in regular season play.

“You’ve got to take care of your home court,” Pleasant Home coach Jerry Davis said. “With Kinston through all the years — that’s been the biggest rivalry game for both of us.”

The last time both teams played each other was at the Straughn High School boys Christmas Shootout; Pleasant Home knocked off Kinston, 41-40, on a last-second 3-pointer.

At that time, both teams had some injured players and Davis said Kinston had a great inside game.

“We’re a perimeter team and they hurt us inside at the Straughn tournament,” he said. “We gave up nine put-backs, meaning they got the rebound and put it back in. We should be giving up 5-6 that way.”

Davis said that the team will “keep doing what we’re doing” in order to win tonight.

“If we shoot the ball well we can play with anybody,” Davis said.

Tip off tonight for the B-team is at 4:30.