The New Brockton Gamecocks (0-2) and Lady Gamecocks (0-2) started off Thanksgiving week by hosting Pleasant Home on Monday, Nov. 25, for basketball action.
The Gamecocks lost 44-37 to the Eagles in a tough loss. New Brockton trailed 10-6 following the first quarter but rebounded to match the Eagles 11-11 in the second quarter to cut Pleasant Home’s lead to 21-17 at halftime.
Pleasant Home outscored New Brockton 11-9 in the third quarter and 12-11 in the fourth quarter as the Gamecocks just couldn’t catch back up.
Both New Brockton and Pleasant Home shot less than 30 percent from the field with New Brockton knocking down 13-of-58 shot attempts, while Pleasant Home shot 19-of-66 from the field. The Gamecocks went just 2-of-22 from three-point range. New Brockton was also just 9-of-30 from the free throw line, while Pleasant Home was 5-of-17.
The Gamecock defense forced 18 turnovers but New Brockton turned the ball over 28 times themselves.
New Brockton was led by Dillon Kelty with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals and one blocked shot. Tariq Walker added 12 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Julian Noble grabbed six rebounds to lead the Gamecocks along with scoring four points and recording five steals.
Pleasant Home was led by Jacob Price with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Logan Royals had 12 points and five rebounds. Kaleb Piland grabbed 11 rebounds and Brady Sowards had 10 rebounds for the Eagles.
The Lady Gamecocks also struggled to a 55-17 loss to Pleasant Home. New Brockton was led by eighth grader Madison Meeks with eight points, while senior Paula McKenna chipped in with five points.
The Gamecocks and Lady Gamecocks will look to find their first wins of the season this Thursday, Dec. 5, on the road against county rival Elba.