A-J rallies for win over Massac County

Anna-Jonesboro trailed early but came back to post a 58-45 win over Massac County in the quarterfinals of the Eldorado holiday high school boys’ basketball tournament Monday, Dec. 28.

The Wildcats trailed 8-0 at the outset and were behind 10-2 until back-to-back 3-pointers pulled A-J to 17-12 at the end of one quarter.

A-J fought back to pull to 26-23 at the half and pulled ahead 43-39 headed into the final period.

The Wildcats outscored the Patriots 15-6 in the final quarter.

Brady Wright had 14 points and 7 rebounds to lead A-J. Jordan Adams, who had three 3-pointers, added 13 points.

Jacob Brimm added 10 points, Gabe Pecord 7, Tylor Duckworth 4 and Travis Smith 3. J.R. Woodward had 7 points and 6 rebounds.

The Wildcats were 14 of 29 in shot attempts from the floor, 7 of 17 from 3-point range and 9 of 11 from the free throw line.

The Patriots were 11 of 31 in shot attempts from the field, 5 of 14 from 3-point range and 7 of  13 from the charity stripe.

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