Eagles clinch regular-season area title

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Pleasant Home Eagles varsity basketball teams clinched the regular season area title with a sweep over Houston County on Tuesday night in Dothan.



In the opening varsity match, the Lady Eagles cruised to a 73-35 win.

The Lady Eagles got a huge night from River Baldwin, who finished the night with 41 points.

Hope Gunter added 9 points for the Lady Eagles.

With the win, the Lady Eagles remain undefeated in area play and clinched the right to host the Class 1A, Area 2 tournament.



After topping Houston County in overtime in their previous meeting, the Eagles soared out front and held on for a 65-45 victory on Tuesday night.

“I thought we played extremely well tonight,” Eagles’ head coach Troy Turman said. “We came out in the first period and really set the tone for the game. We were playing with intensity and confidence.”

Robert Scott got the Eagles rolling in the opening frame with 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

“In the second period, our defense really stepped up and held them to just 7 points,” Turman said. “That put us up at halftime and then we got on an 8-0 to start the third period and that really just killed their will to compete with us.”

The Eagles continued to control the pace of the game in the second half and held on for the victory.

“It was a team effort tonight,” Turman said. “We didn’t play perfect, but it was a really good win in a playoff-type environment.”

With the victory the Eagles move to 5-0 in area play and 13-7 overall.

Scott led the way for the Eagles with 28 points in the win.