EAGLES SHOW GOOD SIGNS: Pleasant Home falls in season-opening tourney
Published 12:05 am Thursday, November 23, 2017
The Pleasant Home got the basketball season started with a Thanksgiving tournament in Geneva, but despite solid play the Eagles fell to 0-3 to start the season.
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In the opening game of the tournament, the Eagles had a big second half, but fell 59-58 to Geneva.
“We had a good second half,” Pleasant Home head coach Troy Turman said. “The first half was bad. We should have won.”
The Eagles fell behind early in the contest, but surged in the second half.
Austin Kelley had a big dunk in the second half, but the Eagles’ comeback attempt came up just one point shy.
Pleasant Home was lead by Robert Scott who finished the game with 20 points.
Austin Kelley posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Tyler Myrick and Marvin Fantroy each finished with 10 points for the Eagles.
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Going up against one of the biggest schools in the state (Enterprise), the Eagles found themselves at early disadvantage as the Wildcats rolled out a 64-35 victory.
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In the final game of the tournament, the Eagles put on another strong performance, but fell 66-62 to another higher classified opponent.
The biggest loss came to the Eagles’ big man Kelley, who landed awkwardly on his left ankle. X-rays showed no break, but Kelley miss the next two weeks with a sprained foot joint.
Pleasant Home will return to action on Monday when they take on Opp in Pleasant Home and will travel to Highland Home on Tuesday for a clash with the Flying Squadron.