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NORTH PULASKI BOYS BASKETBALL | Falcons want to finish strong

North Pulaski's RaShawn Langston Chad Matchett photoBuy Photo
North Pulaski's RaShawn Langston Chad Matchett photo

After a season of ups and downs and highs and lows, the North Pulaski Falcons can end the season tonight on a high note by stealing a win against Pulaski Academy.

The Falcons’ two-game winning streak came to a halt after North Pulaski (10-14, 3-10 5A-Central) suffered a 56-53 loss to Sylvan Hills last Friday and 60-49 setback to Little Rock McClellan this past Tuesday. A victory tonight would end the season on a positive note for the Falcons.

“When you play a team like that, a win can give you confidence going into the offseason,” North Pulaski Coach Roy Jackson said. “We’ll have to make sure we knock down our outside shoots.”

Against Sylvan Hills, the game was nip and tuck the whole way. Jackson said the biggest margin was by seven, and the Falcons were down by one with 33 seconds left. Senior Fred Thomas led North Pulaski with 17 points and sophomore RaShawn Langston added 11.

“We played well and had our chances,” he said. “The kids had looks, and we could have had some questionable calls.”

In the McClellan contest, Thomas and Langston were once again the leading scorers with 18 and 13 points, respectively. Jackson said the game was back and forth, and that the Falcons made some bad decisions down the stretch and missed some baskets.

Going into the Pulaski Academy contest, Jackson’s goal was for the Falcons to follow the game plan and do what they needed to do to win. They are still working on their 3-2 zone, and Jackson wants to see them play hard and compete and get ready for next year.

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