The cross-town rivalry between Jacksonville and North Pulaski was close for a half, but the Red Devils pulled away in the second half for a 64-50 win Tuesday night at the Devil’s Den.
Jacksonville led 35-33 at halftime thanks to some balanced scoring. Kanaan Jacksonville led the Red Devils with 13 points, but four other players had at least seven points in the win.
Rashawn Langston did everything he could for North Pulaski to keep the Falcons in the game. Langston scored a game-high 25 points, even though he had just two after the first quarter.
Aaren Scruggs scored 12 points for North Pulaski, while Fred Thomas added seven points.
Jacksonville had one other scorer in double digits with senior Sergio Berkley scored 10 points, including three for three from the line in the fourth quarter. Devin Campbell scored nine points, while LaQuawn James scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter. Tedrick Wolfe added seven points for the Devils.
North Pulaski sent Jacksonville to the line often in the fourth quarter and the Red Devils were able to take advantage. Jacksonville was 10 of 11 from the free throw line in the fourth.
Jacksonville earned a much easier win on Friday when they came on strong late in the game for a 63-30 win over Little Rock Christian.
The Red Devils led 26-10 at halftime, and then allowed the Warriors to play them evenly at 15-15 in the third quarter. Jacksonville turned it up and shut down Christian until the final minute of the fourth quarter for the big win.
Campbell led Jacksonville with 11 points as most of the roster got in on the scoring action.