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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Jachin Almon 25, Stephon Jackson 4, Kistler Fletcher 5, Devon Jones 8, Aaron Hardison 4, Michael Hardison 4.
Montrell Pardue 8, Darryl Washington 5, Jontae Brown 2, Nick Green 8, Dre Felton 12, Nick Sevendo 2, Jaylyn Thorpe 3.