THOMASTON — “It was a hard played game,” A.L. Johnson basketball coach Mose Jones said about his team’s 48-42 home win over area opponent J.F. Shields Tuesday night.
No matter what side of the gym spectators sat on, most would agree Jones’ statement. Playing for area tournament seeding, both groups put out tough performances in a come-from-behind win for the hosting Eagles.
A.L. Johnson came out in the first quarter of the game slow, and the group found themselves down 11-5 after the end of the first eight minutes. J.F. Shields remained consistent in the second quarter on offense and posted 11 more points, but the Eagles found their wings and countered with 10 to make it a 22-15 game heading into the half.
“They came out and played well when they heard J.U. Blacksher beat them,” Jones said about his group’s mentality coming out of the locker room. “They knew they had to step up and play.”
Step up and play they did. The Eagles came out hot in the third period, while the Panthers continued their steady offensive march. The Eagles put up 18 points in the third quarter to the Panthers’ 12 to come within one point of the tie heading into the fourth.
The Eagles continued to stroll on offense in the fourth with 15 more points, while the Panthers faltered from their pace and only put up eight — losing the lead and the game 48-42.
For the Eagles, Edwin Dennis led scoring with 17 followed by Courtney Patterson with 13 and Kewan McGhee with 11. S. Finklee led the Panthers with 13 and was joined by D. Finklee with 12.
Eagles mount 2nd half rally 48-42 home win over area opponent J.F. Shields
THOMASTON — “It was a hard played game,” A.L. Johnson basketball coach Mose Jones said about his team’s 48-42 home win over area opponent J.F. Shields Tuesday night. No...
SUB-REGIONAL TOMORROW NIGHT
CLASS 1A South Sub-Regional (G3) Kinston at Florala (G2) Sweet Water at J.F. Shields (G4) Brantley at Providence Christian (G1) A.L. Johnson at McIntosh
PLAY HARD OR GO HOME
A.L.J WILL TAKE ON McIntosh TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:00 FOR THE SUB-REGION TO GO TO TROY. WATCH OUT FOR THEM EAGLES.
Keone Boykin scored 16 points as A.L. Johnson rolled. Brad Goldman had 23 points for J.U. Blacksher. A.L. Johnson 80, J.U. Blacksher 49 Posted by February 8,2008 11:30 PM