JACKSONVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL | Red Devils rally to beat McClellan
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Jacksonville and Little Rock McClellan have fought some tough conference battles over the years, and Friday night was no exception with the Red Devils coming from behind on the road for an 80-74 win.
The win broke a first place tie between the two teams.
McClellan took the lead late in the third quarter when Jacksonville coach Victor Joyner was hit with two technical fouls for arguing a string of fouls against the Red Devils.
The Lions scored again early in the fourth quarter to take the lead at 57-51. The Lions led by eight points midway through the second quarter, and had their largest lead of 41-32 in the third quarter.
The technical fouls may have lit a fire under Jacksonville, as the Red Devils scored 31 points in the fourth quarter to come back and take the win.
Tedrick Wolfe had one of his better scoring games of the season to help Jacksonville come back. Devin Campbell led all scorers with 20 points, including a three-pointer that tied the game in the third quarter.
Kanaan Jackson had a strong first half on his way to 17 points. Wolfe finished his night with 12 points, while Sergio Berkley kicked in 10 points for the Red Devils.
Free throws late in the game helped Jacksonville tie and take the lead over Little Rock McClellan.
The win moves Jacksonville to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in the 5A-East.