Eagles lose on road, win at home

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 20, 2001

Fort Dale Academy traveled to Montgomery last Saturday, when they faced Faith Academy on the court of Huntington College, and came back home defeated with a final score of 64-46.

Faith got an early lead on the Eagles, and after one period of play, the score was Faith 17, Fort Dale 14.

The Eagles came back strong in the second, and after half a game, they went to the locker rooms with a tied game of 25 all.

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Coming back on the court in the third period, however, Faith dominated the court, scoring 20 points to Fort Dale's four, making the score after three Faith 45, FDA 29.

Try as they might, every time the Eagles scored in the last period, Faith matched it, and after the final horn blew, Faith was the victor, at 64-46.

Leading the scoreboard for FDA was Josh Till with 14 points, going three for three on foul shots.

Adam Crenshaw scored nine points, including two three-pointers.

Next it was Brett Paulk with eight points, including a three-pointer.

Then on Tuesday night, the Eagles hosted the Senators of Morgan Academy, winning after four full periods, 44-42.

FDA started of lagging slightly, and the first period score was Senators 11, Eagles 6.

Going through the second, Fort Dale matched Morgan, each team getting eight points, making the halftime score Morgan 19, Fort Dale 14.

Again in the third, both teams were neck and neck, and when the horn sounded the end of the period, the Senators had added 11 points, versus the 10 points of the Eagles to make the score 30-24 Morgan.

Sheer determination surfaced in the last period, when the Eagles scored 20 points, thanks to three three-point field goals from Bill Cates. The Senators managed 12 points, and in the end, the Eagles rose to the top, 44-42.

Cates led the scoring for the Eagles, with 15 points. Crenshaw added 13 points to the team's total, making one three-pointer, and going six for eight on free throws.

Josh Till also made high marks, scoring eight points, and two for two on foul shots.

The Eagles will be at home Friday night when they host Taylor Road Academy.