PHS girls rout Neal, 44-23

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pleasant Home's Brianna Dozier (10) passes Friday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Pleasant Home’s Brianna Dozier (10) passes Friday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Pleasant Home outscored W.S. Neal 16-0 in the first period and went on to win big at 44-23 on homecoming.

Brianna Dozier got in a jumper to make it 6-0 early, and WSN took a timeout with three minutes left after PHS took a 8-0 lead.

Cassidy Godwin then went on to make four foul shots to get it to 12-0, and Ashley Williamson got in a pair to make it 14-0 with 58.8 second left in the first.

PHS outscored WSN 11-8 in the second period to lead 25-8 at halftime.

WSN started the third period on a 5-0 run, but Jade Self made two 3-pointers back to back to quell the run.

With 45.8 seconds left in the third period, Self was fouled hard on an intentional and went down awkwardly on her leg, which caused her knee to twist.

PHS girls coach Jerry Davis said he thinks she’s going to be OK.

The Lady Eagles of Andalusia led 36-13 after the third period, and with some younger players in, held on in the forth.

Godwin led PHS with 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double double. Self chipped in 12 points, Dozier had 8 points and Williamson had 7.

Davis said last night’s game was “balanced” scoring wise.

“That was the first time we scored a few points,” Davis said. “We’ve been hanging in there in the high 20s, but we hit some shots and got out on the break a little bit.”

W.S. Neal’s Keke Floyd led with 8 points.

WSN coach Buddy Powell said his team’s first-period effort was the first time in his 31 years of coaching that he got shutout.

“After finishing without any wins last year to now having five, we’ve come a long way,” Powell said.

Pleasant Home is back in action on Monday at Straughn.