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NORTH PULASKI BOYS BASKETBALL | Falcons on winning streak

Suddenly, the North Pulaski Falcons are riding a two-game winning streak.

After enduring an eight-game losing skid, the Falcons defeated Little Rock Mills, 46-43, last Friday and this past Tuesday downed Little Rock Christian, 58-43.

“We are playing good basketball right now,” North Pulaski Coach Roy Jackson said. “We are shooting better, the guys are playing hard and the defense is better.”

Jackson said one of the things the Falcons (10-12, 3-8 5A-Central) are doing better is switching defenses during the game. Before, they weren’t doing that as effectively. Additionally, they understand the game better.

“We are showing more confidence and doing the little things well that we did earlier in the year,” Jackson said. “When we beat Mills, it gave us more confidence, and I could see we knew what was going on.”

The Mills game was good in that North Pulaski won a close contest. Jackson said the Falcons pretty much led the entire contest. Sophomore guard RaShawn Langston paced North Pulaski with 13 points, and senior guard Arren Scruggs added 12.

Against Little Rock Christian, the Falcons played with a cushion the majority of the contest. While it was close in the first quarter, North Pulaski eventually outdistanced itself. Scruggs led the Falcons with 15 points, Langston and senior guard/forward Steven Farrior chipped in 12 each and senior guard Fred Thomas contributed nine.

Friday, the Falcons try for another win at Sylvan Hills and then host Little Rock McClellan next Tuesday.

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