Eagles sweep Flomaton

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Pleasant Home Eagles battled it out with Flomaton on Tuesday night and came away with a clean sweep on their home floor.



In the varsity girls’ contest, the Lady Eagles started off strong and picked up a 48-27 win.

Taylor Catoe and River Baldwin had the Lady Eagles racing out front in the opening period with 6 points each.

Pleasant Home was on top 20-9 after one period of play.

Camille Holley paced the Lady Eagles in the second period as she picked up 5 points including a 3-pointer.

Camille Holly secures a rebound under the basket. Josh Dutton/Star-News

Camille Holly secures a rebound under the basket.
Josh Dutton/Star-News

At halftime, Pleasant Home led 29-14.

Abby Walker got things rolling in the third period as she hit Baldwin with a nice pass. Baldwin finished the play with a layup to go up 34-15.

Baldwin ended with 8 points in the third period to lead the Lady Eagles.

The Lady Eagles continued to apply pressure and came away with a 48-27 win.

“I felt like we played pretty well tonight,” Lady Eagles’ head coach Jerry Davis said. “Flomaton is a very good team, and I’m proud of the way the girls played tonight. Like most teams, Flomaton’s goal was to shutdown River (Baldwin). Tonight we had some other girls step up and make plays, and that made them loosen up a bit on River. I felt like Abby Walker did a good job on the floor tonight, and she has a lot to do with the way we play.”

Baldwin led the Lady Eagles with 20 points, 10 blocks and 7 rebounds.

Holley finished the game with 13 points.

Hoper Gunter tied Baldwin with a team-high 7 rebounds. Gunter also added 4 points for the Lady Eagles.



In the final game of the evening, the Eagles’ varsity boys fought off Flomaton for a 48-41 victory.

Pleasant Home came blazing out of the gate and 6 points from Garrett Barton helped the Eagles out to an early 8-0 lead.

Hunter Ward knocked down two free throws at the end of the period to give Pleasant Home a 12-4 lead heading into the final period.

Both teams found points hard to come by in the second period, but the Eagles remained on top 18-13 heading into halftime.

Robert Scott found a hot hand to start the third period, and scored 9 points to push the Eagles up to a 29-18 advantage.

The Eagles continued to battle in the final period and emerged with a 48-41 victory.

Tyler Myrick helped close on the win with 6 fourth-period points.

“We competed really well tonight, and it’s always good to get a win in your home opener.” Eagles’ head coach Troy Turman said. “We made plays tonight when we needed to, and when the effort was there on defense, it was really good. We struggled a little bit at times, but Flomaton is a very good Class 3A school. We had some guys do a lot of good things tonight, but there are still some things that we need to improve on. Overall, it was a good team win and I’m proud of the guys for the way they played.”

Scott led the Eagles with 13 points.

Myrick finished the game with 9 points, and Nic Woods added 7 points for the Eagles.