EAGLES SOAR OVER WILDCATS: Pleasant Home tops Florala in junior high action

Published 12:05 am Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Pleasant Home Eagles’ junior high basketball teams picked up a pair of wins over Florala on Wednesday afternoon in Pleasant Home.



In the opening game, the eighth grade Eagles surged out front and held off the Wildcats for 40-15 victory.

A steal and fast break layup from Pleasant Home’s Nick Short got the Eagles out front to start the game.

Florala responded with a 3-pointer from Conner Green to go up 3-2 early in the first period.

The Eagles powered forward closing out the period with a 5-0 run to take a 7-3 lead into the second period.

In the second period, the Eagles got a strong start with a quick bucket from Hunter Baldwin.

Back-to-back jumpers from Jordan Davis then put the Eagles up 15-3.

Florala got a pair of free throws from green at the halfway point of the second, but the Wildcats still trailed by 10 points.

The Eagles followed with a pair of buckets from Ethan Curry and then a layup from Nicholas Holley put Pleasant Home on top 23-5 at halftime.

In the third period, the Wildcats got a 3-pointer from Green, but the Eagles were able to stretch the lead up to 35-8 heading into the final frame.

The Eagles closed out the game in the fourth period for a 40-15 win.

Short led the Eagles with 12 points in the win.

Green paced the Wildcats with eight points.



In junior high girls action, the Lady Eagles battled for a 32-15 over the Lady Wildcats.

The Lady Wildcats took an early lead when Allyson McDonnell dropped in a quick layup.

Pleasant Home answered right back with a layup from Lexi Straughan to tie the game.

The Lady Wildcats then got a block from Chyenne Reagan and McDonnell took the ball down the court for a layup to put Florala up 4-2.

McDonnell then came up with a steal and turned it into to a 6-2 Florala lead.

The Lady Eagles bounced back with a with a jumper from Jill Hawkins.

A bucket from Brianna Knoll tied the game 6-6 heading into the second period.

The Lady Eagles came out strong in the second period with buckets from Emily Taylor, Amy Garner and Straughn to take an 18-8 lead into halftime.

Garner and Straughan each got a pair of buckets in the third period to help push the Lady Eagles to a 27-9 lead heading into the final period.

The Lady Wildcats battled back with buckets from McDonnell and Reagan, but the Lady Eagles were able to hold on for a 32-15 victory.

Straughan led the Lady Eagles with 13 points.

Garner tacked on seven points for Pleasant Home.

McDonnell was the top scorer for the Lady Wildcats with eight points.