PHS falls to Georgiana

Published 2:14 am Friday, January 25, 2019

Even though the Pleasant Home boy’s varsity basketball team started out strong, their night ended with an area loss to the Georgiana Panthers, 70-32.

The Eagles started out strong and were down only 14-10 at the end of the first period.

Georgiana started racking up the points at the start of the second period with a three pointer and two layups to go up 21-10.

With 3:30 left in the second period, Georgiana had a monstrous dunk to go up 27-10.

Pleasant Home got on the board again late in the second period, when Joshua Ruth sank a lay up, to make the score 37-12.

Kristopher Cook and Austin Kelley started tacking on points for the Eagles in the third period to cut the lead down to 45-17.

Georgiana answered with another dunk to keep the lead 47-17.

Cook hit a three pointer with 2:17 left in the third period and Kelley had an and-one to increase Pleasant Home’s score to 54-22.

Pleasant Home still looked alive in the middle of the fourth period when Jacob Price stole the ball from a Georgiana player and made a lay up, but Georgiana answered right back to make the score 61-27.

Andrew Wood also made a three pointer late in the fourth period and Brenden Douglas hit a layup to finish the game, 70-32.

“We knew Georgiana had a really good team,” Head coach Fred Kelley said. “We felt like in the first quarter, only down 14-10, we were still in the game, doing what we had planned to do, but in the second quarter they got us. Before you know it, we find that we are behind and we try to make up for it, but second half the boys played really hard. We have a huge ball game against McKenzie tomorrow night, so we are just going to try and get better every game.”

With the loss, the Eagles are 3-18 overall and 2-5 in the area.

They will play McKenzie tonight for their homecoming.