Eagles fall in tourney

Published 12:35 am Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lance Davis shoots a jump shot during the Eagles’ game against Baker Saturday. Ty Bass stands ready to rebound.

Pleasant Home had a good run at its annual Alabama-Florida Shootout this past weekend, but wasn’t quite enough to defeat Baker, Fla.

On Saturday night, Baker defeated the Eagles 33-30.

Lance Davis was the leading scorer with 13 points; Josh O’Neal added eight points and Jeffery Slaughter had nine rebounds.

Baker’s girls defeated the Lady Eagles 41-27.

Ashley Williamson lead the Lady Eagles with 14 points and Raven Woods had 10.

On Friday night, Pleasant Home girls beat Laurel Hill 53-36.

Woods led with 18 points and Erica Bullard contributed 13 points.

PHS boys defeated Laurel Hill 45-43 in overtime.

Davis led with 19 points and O’Neal added 13 points.

Florala also played in the tournament, but scores weren’t readily available when the Star-News went to press.

PHS head coach Jerry Davis said he was “pleased” with the tournament.

“It was the first time in four or five years that we have been doing this that we have won a boys game,” he said. “It was a very competitive tournament. It benefited us from a standpoint that we played two games over the weekend and we’re about to enter area play. When you don’t play in a week, it’s like starting over. We hope that the momentum coming off of the tournament will help us defeat Geneva County.”

The Eagles will kick off area play on the road in Hartford against Geneva County tonight at 5:30.