The Pleasantville Trojans stayed within shouting distance of the Des Moines Christian Lions Friday, Dec. 20 at halftime.

The Lions led 32-21 at intermission, but in the second half, the depth of Des Moines Christian was too much for Pleasantville. The Lions improved to 5-2 overall with a resounding 60-41 win over the Trojans.

Pleasantville fell to 3-2 with the WCAC loss at home.

The Lions were a state tournament team a year ago. They stand at 5-2 this year and they currently are without the services of their top player, Curran Ingram, who is injured.

“They have a lot of depth. They were able to rotate a lot of people and keep fresh legs on the court,” stated Trojan Coach Joel Allman.

Ben Loverude and Adam Witty each had 13 points for the Lions. the Lions had 10 players score in the game as they had a very balanced attack.

The Lions extended the 11 points margin at halftime to 20 at the end of three quarters of play.

Pleasantville placed three players in double digits led by Teron Mount with 13, Mason Scheve off the bench with 11 and Tagen Douma with 10.

Douma had four assists and three steals for PHS while Caylor Clark added five assists.

“We didn’t get Teron the ball enough. He was 6-of-9 shooting,” Allman said.

Up NextPleasantville will face Interstate-35 Friday in Truro in a girl-boy doubleheader.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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