Evans' boys basketball team won its first home game of the year last weekend with a 69-59 win over Harlem. The fourth win of the season for the Knights came thanks to a strong defensive effort and an even better night from the free-throw line.
Evans' defense held Harlem's top scorer, Cedric Boatner, to only 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field. Boatner entered the game averaging 21 points per night.
From the free-throw line, the Knights hit 26 of 37 attempts in the game. The fourth quarter saw Evans hit 11 of 13 foul shots.
It all came as the Knights put a brand new starting five on the floor for the first time this year. The squad had five players who missed the first four games of the season because they were on the football team. Those five players, three of the starters, practiced with the team for the first time last week.
The Knights went on to pick up their fifth win of the year on Saturday with a 57-48 win over Aquinas.
Senior Jonathan Nicely led all scorers with 26 points.
Greenbrier boys 57, Morgan County 56
The Greenbrier Wolfpack played in their third straight game decided by three points or fewer on Saturday and came away with a 57-56 win over Morgan County. Senior Andy Gray scored 23 points in the win, while Horace Carney added 12 to improve the Wolfpack to 2-2 on the season.
Greenbrier girls 65, Morgan County 28
Sophomore Kaila Hunt scored 17 points and senior Sara Oland tallied 16 points as the Lady Wolfpack remained undefeated on the season with an easy win over Morgan County. Nine different players scored for Greenbrier, which led 16-4 after the first quarter and 45-12 at halftime.
Lakeside boys 74, Silver Bluff 67
A day after losing by 16 to Washington-Wilkes, the Panthers beat Silver Bluff by seven points to claim their first win of the season. Jared Ackerman scored a total of 27 points including five 3-pointers in the two games during the weekend. Rosbie Mutcherson led the Panthers with 18 points in Saturday's win.
Lakeside girls 43, Washington-Wilkes 42
The Lady Panthers opened the weekend with a one-point victory vs. Washington-Wilkes on Friday. Alex Cassagnol scored 12 points, and freshman Carolyn Hennecken added 10 in the win. A day later, Silver Bluff beat the Lady Panthers 48-46, and Lakeside finished the weekend with a 3-2 record.
Evans girls 34, Aquinas 31
The Lady Knights picked up their first win of the year in a three-point victory over Aquinas. Brittany Moore led all scoring with 16 points on the night to improve Evans' record to 1-4 on the season.
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