Gators edge Eagles in AL/FL Shootout

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Troy Fantroy drives the baseline in Saturday's contest versus Laurel Hill.

Troy Fantroy drives the baseline in Saturday’s contest versus Laurel Hill.

The Pleasant Home Eagles came up just short of the Laurel Hill Hoboes Saturday in the Alabama/Florida Shootout in Pleasant Home losing 42-31.


Both teams had trouble getting points on the board in the first period, and the game was tied 6-6 at the end of one. The Eagles got 2 points each from Robert Scott, Tanner Veasey and Alex Myrick in the first.


The Hoboes turned it on in the second period, and were up 24-13 at halftime. Veasey had 3 more points for the Eagles. Scott and Troy Fantroy pitched in 2 points each. The Eagles never quit fighting, but found points hard to come to by the entire game.


In the third period, the Eagles got 5 points out of Fantroy, but the Eagles just couldn’t gain any ground on the Hoboes. At the end of the third, the Hoboes were up 31-20.


The Eagles still kept fighting in the fourth, but the Hoboes matched the Eagles in points again to hold on for a 42-31 victory, Fantroy had his best period of the game with 8 points in the final stanza.


Fantroy led the Eagles with 15 points. Scott and Veasey each had 7 points for the Eagles.


The Eagles will travel today to Kinston to face the Bulldogs in the first area game of the season.