Eagles slam Gamecocks

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Troy Fantroy's second of two dunks.

Troy Fantroy’s second of two dunks.

Stellar shooting helped the Pleasant Home Eagles (4-5) soar over the New Brockton Gamecocks 69-58 Saturday in the Straughn Christmas tournament.


The Gamecocks got an early free throw to take a 1-0, but the Eagles used a 10-0 run after that to help garner a 22-7 lead after one period of play. The Eagles’ Troy Fantroy provided 11 points in the first, to give his team the early advantage.


In the second period, the Gamecocks got some offense going, but were unable to contain the hot-shooting Eagles. At the half, the Eagles held on to a 39-24 lead.


The Eagles looked to be going cold in the third, but a slam-dunk from Fantroy electrified the team. The Eagles held on to a 43-38 lead at the end of the third.


Fantroy’s dunk late in the third energized the Eagles, and a second dunk from Fantroy in the fourth really gave the Eagles momentum. The Eagles used the momentum and phenomenal shooting to defeat the Gamecocks 69-58.


Fantroy, once again, led the Eagles with 22 points in the contest. Avery Myrick had a good game for the Eagles, with 15 points.


Paul Carter was the leading scorer for the Gamecocks, with 20 points.


“We played really good in the first half, and I would say that was probably the best first half we have played all year,” Eagles’ head coach Troy Turman said. “Best thing about these tournaments is that they are like live practice, and we are able to get better in these situations. The kids competed really hard, and they finished strong and kept on fighting. We are getting better. We aren’t where we want to be just yet, but we are moving forward.”