PHS boys, girls beat Florala

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pleasant Home’s Ashley Wiliamson scored 11 points for the Lady Eagles Tuesday. |  File photo

Pleasant Home’s Ashley Wiliamson scored 11 points for the Lady Eagles Tuesday. | File photo

Pleasant Home’s boys “came together” and decided they were going to play basketball Tuesday night.

The Eagles defeated Florala 53-20 in an area rout at home to garner their sixth win of the season.

“We finally came together,” PHS coach Bradley Stephens said. “Overall, the team itself played together. They moved the ball very well. It was almost like we were almost fluid. We moved as one and executed like we needed to.

“We limited our turnovers, which has been a problem all year,” he said.

Stephens said Troy Fantroy had a good game for PHS last night. Fantroy finished with 29 points and 8 rebounds.

Jon Cole Chesser also had a good night with 12 points.

Stephens said Chesser did a good job of taking the ball to the basket and being unselfish with the ball.

In addition to Fantroy and Chesser, Stephens said Chase Gunter did an excelled job of running the Eagles’ (1-2 in Class 1A, Area 2) offense from the point.

Florala’s Khalen Ball scored 14 of his team’s 20 points to lead the Wildcats.

“Defensively, we played well and we just kept plugging away and executed well,” Stephens said. “That’s what really got us the big win. We had different guys who contributed. I had some big baskets by some other guys.

“Tanner Veasey played well in the post for me tonight,” he said.

In B-team action, the Eagles won 38-15.

In varsity girls, the Lady Eagles woke up in the third period and went on to win 44-16 over FHS.

PHS outscored the Lady Wildcats 19-4 in the third.

“It was a tight ball game in the first half,” PHS coach Jerry Davis said. “We opened it up in the third.”

Jade Self led PHS (11-6, 2-1) with 18 points, and Ashley Williamson chipped in 11. Cassidy Godwin grabbed 10 boards and scored 7.

Florala’s Keadra Avan led with 8 points.

Pleasant Home visits Red Level tomorrow, and then travels to play Kinston on Friday in area play.

Florala travels to Geneva County on Friday.