Pleasantville came very close to topping one of the best teams in the West Central Activities Conference (WCAC) Jan. 7 at home.

But in the end, it wasn’t to be as the Hawks escaped the Trojans in Pleasantville 62-59 in overtime.

The contest was close throughout with the Trojans leading 23-22 at halftime. Regulation play ended with the two squads knotted at 54.

Pleasantville used six players in the game and three of them finished in double digits.

Senior Teron Mount poured in 19 points and had a team high seven rebounds for PHS. Next came Mason Scheve and Tagen Douma each with 14. Douma and Scheve each hit 4-of-8 shots from 3-point range.

Colby Sandholdt came in off the bench to pop in eight points and Mitch Harken had four points and four assists. Caylor Clark failed to score but he led PHS with six assists.

Bryce Achenbach and Kaya Bowlsby each had 15 points for the high flying Hawks.

Odds and Ends

The Trojans fell to 4-4 overall and to 3-3 in the West Central Activities Conference. The Hawks remained in the thick of the WCAC race improving to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in the league.

Pleasantville has now dropped three of its last four contests.

The Trojans are coached by Joel Allman.

Up next for the Trojans is a game against league leading Van Meter Thursday, Jan. 16 in Van Meter.

Friday the Trojans are back on the road to face ACGC (Adair Casey/Guthrie Center) in league play.

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

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