Rare ‘assists’ lead Eagles past Bulldogs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pleasant Home’s Josh O’Neal scored 27 points Tuesday night against Geneva County. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

A rare occurrence for Pleasant Home on Tuesday night led to an Eagles 66-31 area victory over Geneva County.

Pleasant Home’s Jon Cole Chesser, Lance Davis and Jeffrey Slaughter had five assists each for the Eagles, who utilized a strong inside game for the first time this year, coach Jerry Davis said.

“We took it inside all night long,” he said. “That’s the first game it looked like we had an inside game.”

Josh O’Neal led the Eagles with 27 points. Slaughter had 18 points, and Davis added nine points.

“Josh and Jeffrey both played real well (Tuesday night),” Davis said.

The Eagles (10-5, 1-0 in Class 1A, Area 2) will play host to rival and area foe Florala tomorrow night, where tip off will be at 4:30 with the B-team.

In girls action, Geneva County paced over the Lady Eagles in a 52-50 win.

Paige Crutchfield scored on a layup at the buzzer after a steal and a pass from Jasmine Smith for the winning shot.

Raven Woods led the Lady Eagles with 18 points.