The Canton Eagles downed the Pleasant Grove Hawks 58-41 in the 4-A bi-district boys basketball playoffs at Spring Hill Panther gym in Longview Tuesday.
Hawk junior Torion Phillips scored 24 points to lead Plesant Grove in scoring. Hawk senior Ben Bricker pitched in with seven.
Canton was led by junior Kaden Smith who scored 16 points including 4 – threes. Garrett Walker scored 12 points and Charlston Prox scored eleven.
Hawks coach enjoyed coaching the PG kids
Hawks head coach Craig Collvins said that it’s always tough losing the last game but he thoroughly enjoyed the young men on the PG team.
“They fought all year and it was a pleasure to watch them play together these last few months,” Coach Collvins said. “Obviously bitter sweet losing those five seniors but I know they’ll move into bigger and better things.”
The Eagles are moving on to bigger and better things as well. Canton will play Dallas Pinkston in the second round of the playoffs.