Lady Eagles torch Brantley

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, February 10, 2016

River Baldwin swats a shot out of the air.

River Baldwin swats a shot out of the air.

River Baldwin and Cassidy Godwin each picked up double-doubles in the Pleasant Home Lady Eagles’ 50-25 victory over the Brantley Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in the opening round of the Class 1A, Area 2 tournament in Pleasant Home.

The win gives the Lady Eagles 18-game winning streak.

Godwin came soaring out of the gate for the Lady Eagles with 7 points to put Pleasant Home out front 13-4 at the end of the first period.

Baldwin added 4 points and Johnnie Forehand pitched in 2 points for the Lady Eagles in the opening period.

Forehand then knocked down a 3-pointer in the second period to help lift the Lady Eagles to a 26-4 lead at halftime.

Baldwin accounted for 6 points in the second period.

Anna Bulger and Godwin each had 2 points.

Baldwin continued her dominate performance with 8 points in the third period to put the Lady Eagles out front 39-15.

Bulger added 3 points and Godwin had 2 points in the third period for the Lady Eagles.

The Lady Eagles remained steady in the fourth period and blew past the Lady Bulldogs for a 50-25 win.

Baldwin had 5 more points in the final period.

Taylor Catoe and Bulger each added 2 points for the Lady Eagles in the fourth.

Baldwin led the way for the Lady Eagles with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Godwin completed her double-double with 11 points and 10 boards for the Lady Eagles.

“I’m just glad to get this one over,” Lady Eagles’ head coach Jerry Davis said. “That first playoff games is always a tough one. I didn’t feel like we played with too many jitters, though. Most teams are going to try to shut down River (Baldwin), and when that happened tonight, Cassidy (Godwin) stepped up and made plays.  I thought Abby Walker did a great job at point tonight. The pressure she put on caused a lot of problems for the other team. She plays aggressive and really gets after it.”

The Lady Eagles will be back in action Thursday night at 5:30 against Kinston for the Class 1A, Area 2 championship.