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Eagles win 1st of two Sweet Water games

THOMASTON &8212; The final score in Tuesday&8217;s hardwood match up between the A.L. Johnson Eagles and the Sweet Water Bulldogs, 31-48, is deceiving to a person who didn&8217;t watch the whole show.

The game was a hard fought battle for three periods, with the Eagles holding the edge, before the fourth quarter turned it into a route. A.L. Johnson head coach Mose Jones said home-court advantage was a big factor in his group&8217;s win and noted today&8217;s rematch at Sweet Water might be a different story.

Jones&8217; team has yet to play a road game and in Tuesday&8217;s game had only pulled way by eight, at 29-21, heading into the fourth quarter of the ball game. Jones said that could mean a different outcome if the game hadn&8217;t been at home.

In Tuesday&8217;s game, Courtney Peterson led the Eagles&8217; scoring with 13, while Kejuan McGhee hit 12. For the Bulldogs, Travis Young had 10 points and four rebounds.