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Clarksville, TN – Jachin Almon scored 20 of his total 25 points in the second half to lead his Coyotes over the Northeast Eagles in a District 10-AAA showdown at Northeast High School Tuesday night, February 4th.
Both teams started slow. At halftime the Coyotes led by only two points, 17-15.
The score remained close until less than four minutes in the third period. Eagle Jaylyn Thorpe made a 3-pointer at 3:58 to give his team a 24-22 lead. However, Almon responded with back-to-back baskets including one from downtown as part of a Coyote 8-0 run to finish the period.Almon extended the run with another 3-pointer to open the final period. With less than 3 minutes left in the game the Coyotes had extended their lead to 12 points, 40-28.
The Eagles started fouling, but the Coyotes made 7-of-9 free throws down the stretch, securing the win.
Almon scored 14 points in the last period including 6-of-6 from the free throw line. He led all scorers.
Dre Felton led the Eagles with 12 points. Nick Green and Montrell Pardue added 8.
The Coyotes committed only 5 turnovers and shot 11-of-15 from the stripe in the second half. The Eagles committed just 8 turnovers and were 0-1 from the free throw line in the second half.
The Coyotes have won 6 of their last 7 games and are now above .500, 7-6 in the conference.
The Eagles fell to 5-8 in District 10-AAA.
West Creek 50, Northeast 40
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