Albia, co-leader in the South Central Conference, came on strong in the second half to take a 62-49 win from the visiting Pleasantville Trojans Saturday afternoon. The Trojans, using a strong inside game led by Teron Mount and Mitch Harken, stayed close to the Blue Demons through the first half and trailed by only 32-26 at intermission.
The Trojans got out to an early 5-0 lead on an inside bucket by Mount and a three point basket by Brady Powers. But with two minutes left in the first quarter the Blue Demons took a 12-11 lead on a bucket by Drew Chance and they would not surrender that lead.
Mount scored the only Trojan basket in the final two minutes of the first period as the Demons took a 15-13 lead into the second stanza.
The combo of Mount and Harken scored all of the Pleasantville points in the second period and it would not be enough to keep up with the Blue Demons. Albia used a strong outside game to build their halftime lead.
In the third quarter it again was the Mount-Harken duo that provided all of the Trojan scoring.
“I just didn’t feel that we executed our game plan very well,” Trojan coach Joel Allman said. “Our bigs played very well, but we didn’t get much beyond that.”
Mount lead the Trojan attack with 26 points and Harken was in double figures as well with 11. Blake Chance led the Blue Demons with 24 points and Nathaniel Wynn chipped in with 10 points.