Friday, January 18, 2013

#7 Jacksonville 78 Helena-West Helena 51

HELENA-WEST HELENA- Three consecutive three point shots by Jacksonville's (11-3, 4-0) to start the game set the tone as the Red Devils never trailed on the way to a 78-51 victory over the Helena-West Helena Central Cougars.

After jumping to the 9-0 lead, the Cougars responded with a 7-0 run of their own, but that is as close as Helena-West Helena would get as the Red Devils extended the lead to 21-12 at the end of the first quarter.  A three-point shot at the end of the first half by Jacksonville's Sergio Berkley pushed the lead to 17 points at 42-25 headed into the intermission.

In the third quarter, the Cougars cut the lead to 44-30, but the Red Devils went on an 11-0 run punctuated by two three point shots by Aaron Smith to push the lead to 25 points at 55-30.  

Jacksonville was led by Smith 21 points, followed by McCleary with 17 points.  Helena-West Helena was led by Jouvan Donald with 14 points, followed by Frederick Bedford with 13 points.

In girls' action, Jacksonville remained perfect in 5A-Central play by defeating the Lady Cougars (3-6, 1-3) 74-36.  It was 30-4 at the first quarter and the Lady Devils never looked back.  Jacksonville was led by Shakyla Hill with 17 points, followed Keaundra Alcorn and Jessica Jackson with 13 points.

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