Jonesboro out battles Evant

Jonesboro and Evant mixed it up Tuesday night with a heated battle between the neighbors. Jonesboro pulled it out, 62-59, with a late fl urry sparked by a key 3-point shot from Ethan Lilljedahl with 1:50 left. Lilljedahl’s 3-pointer from the leftwing broke a tie and sparked the Eagles to take the win.

Jonesboro (4-3 overall and 4-2 in district) battled their rivals all night with neither team able to shake the other until the fi nal minutes. Evant (14-12, 2-4) played an inspired game and didn’t back off in the physical affair. At game’s end four players had fouled out including both of Evant’s big inside post players. Wyatt Young led the Eagles with 29 points and was fearless all night with his drives and outside shooting


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