CHARGING OUT OF THE GATE: Lady Eagles start year off with big victories

Published 12:05 am Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Pleasant Home Lady Eagles picked up their second win of the season with a victory over Geneva County and the boys came up just short against Wicksburg on Wednesday in Geneva.



Pleasant Home continued their strong start to the season with a 43-23 win over Geneva County.

River Baldwin and Hope Gunter got the Lady Eagles off to a 7-2 lead in the first period.

Baldwin had four points including a 2-for-2 effort at the free-throw line.

Gunter had three points after going 3-for-4 from the free-throw line.

Baldwin took over in the second period as she had eight points to help the Lady Eagles go up 21-9 at halftime.

Daisy Cordle added four points in the second period for the Lady Eagles.

In the third period, it was more Baldwin as she helped stretch the lead to 33-14 with a 10 point performance in the third period.

Baldwin capped off the day with six points in the fourth period to give the Lady Eagles a 43-23 victory.

Baldwin finished the game with 28 points.



In the final game of the day, the Eagles fell 59-49 to Wicksburg.

Marvin Fantroy started the game off strong with six points in the opening frame.

Austin Kelley added five points, but the Eagles trailed 15-14 after one period of play.

In the second period, Jacob Price came on strong with five points.

Kevin Cook and Fantroy each tacked on three points, but Wicksburg took a 30-26 lead into halftime.

James Austin Hawkins picked up the pace for the Eagles in the third period as he added seven points including going 5-for-7 from the free-throw line.

Kelley tacked on five points and Fantroy had two as the Eagles were down 44-40 heading into the fourth period.

Kelley remained steady with another six points, but Wicksburg surged at the end for a 59-49 victory.

Kelley led the Eagles with 17 points.