A-J defeats Carterville at Mid-Winter Classic

Brady Wright scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Anna-Jonesboro to a 60-44 opening round win over Carterville in the high school boys’ basketball Mid-Winter Classic at West Frankfort Monday, Jan. 18.

 J.R. Woodward added 14 points and a rebound for the Wildcats.

Tylor Duckworth netted 13 points and had 3 rebounds. Travis Smith had 6 points, Jordan Adams 2 and Jacob Brimm and Gabe Pecord 1 apiece.

“We had a little size advantage,” A-J coach Rob Wright said. “And, we did a good job of taking it inside.”

The Wildcats were ahead 14-12 after one quarter and 29-22 at the half.

A-J made a 17-11 run in the third quarter to take a 46-33 advantage headed into the final period.

A-J, which improved to 9-9, was to have played Eldorado on Wednesday.

The Wildcats play host to West Frankfort at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday at 2 p.m., A-J takes on Johnston City and Herrin at 9 p.m.

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