Lady Eagles play well, but lose to GCHS

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pleasant Home girls coach Jerry Davis said he was pleased with the way his girls played despite a 41-23 loss to Geneva County during senior night on Friday.

“We played pretty well to start with,” Davis said. “We got down 10-8 in the first quarter, and we started doing some things we wanted to do. They pressed us the whole game, and it started taking affect in the second quarter.

“We lost our patience and we got outscored 21-7, and that pretty much did it,” he said.

Lacy Stafford led the Lady Bulldogs with 20 points, which is “about normal” for the guard, Davis said.

Pleasant Home senior Ashley Williamson had 9 points; Jade Self chipped in 7 points; and Cassidy Godwin had 9 rebounds.

“I thought we played pretty well until we became inpatient and started trying to speed the game up,” Davis said. “That’s just what you don’t want to do against them. We can’t play at that speed.”

Davis described the “press” with this analogy.

“The press thing is like a dog getting after you,” he said. “It kind of nip, nip, nips at you, and then when it takes a big chunk out of you, it’s over with.

“Overall, it wasn’t that bad,” he said. “When it got a way from us, it got away from us.”

PHS falls to 14-7 overall, and 4-2 in Class 1A, Area 2, finishing area play as the No. 2 seed.

In boys action, the Eagles fell 61-39 to GCHS.

Troy Fantroy led PHS with 12 points. Jon Cole Chesser chipped in 11 points.

Kinston sweeps Florala

Florala’s Shay Brooks and Lyndsee Edwards scored 12 points each in the Lady Wildcats’ 45-30 loss to KHS.

“We struggled from the field and free-throw line (Friday night),” FHS coach Troy Stewart said. “We played great defense but foul trouble and turnovers got the best of us.  After we play Straughn Monday we will focus on making us better for the area tournament.”

Kinston beat Florala 74-39 in a rout in boys action.

Khalen Ball led FHS with 10 points.

In B-team, the Wildcats lost 50-17.

Red Level coach Allen Catrett didn’t have any scores from the games at J.F. Shields when The Star-News went to press Friday night.