TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Godby took advantage of a short-handed Wakulla squad en route to an 86-46 rout.
The War Eagles were able to compete with Godby in the first quarter trailing 10-9 with three minutes left in the first. Then the Cougars finished the period on an 18-4 run capped off by Tre Clemons layup as time expired, and Godby took control of the game.
“We’re blessed with great kids and a great team,” Godby coach Andy Colville said. “They were a little undermanned tonight, but it was a district game. We just had to make sure we took care of business.”
The War Eagles are still waiting for a few key players to return from football as they play in the 5A state championship this Friday. The Cougars height and athleticism were too much for Wakulla.
Quan Jackson led Godby with 18 points (14 in the first half), and JaJuan Pinkard added another 15. Austin Everheart scored 13 for the War Eagles.
“Last year we went 31-0 and won the state title,” Colville said. “We’re 5-0 this year, so we’ve now won 36 straight games. Most people don’t ever have the opportunity to do that, and we don’t take anything for granted.”
Godby came out aggressive in the first half making nine trips to the line in the first half alone, converting 10 of 17 free throws. The game was put away by the end of the second quarter when Godby took a 58-26 lead into halftime.
Godby is ranked 14th in the nation according to MaxPreps. The Cougars play Potter’s House Christian from Jacksonville, ranked third in the state, this Saturday in the Source Hoops Classic at Godby.