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Drew girls win eighth straight

Photo by Jerry Jackson
A Eagle’s Landing player outruns Drew’s Leah Johnson (21) for a lose ball in the Lady Titans’ Region 4-AAA victory on Tuesday.

Photo by Jerry Jackson A Eagle’s Landing player outruns Drew’s Leah Johnson (21) for a lose ball in the Lady Titans’ Region 4-AAA victory on Tuesday.

From Staff Reports

Precious Person scored 15 points as No. 9 Drew cruised to an easy 49-23 Region 4-AAA victory over visiting Eagle’s Landing on Tuesday.

Danielle Sims added eight points, Kiera Henderson and Lakiah Sims scored six apiece.

Drew lead 28-3 at halftime and stretched its lead to 39 in the fourth quarter before Eagle’s Landing reserves trimmed the deficit.

It was the eighth straight win for Drew as it improved to 19-4 overall and 13-1 in the region. Eagle’s Landing, which lost for the seventh straight time, dropped to 1-14 and 1-8.

Eastside (girls) 57, Stockbridge 41: Jazzmine Cook scored a game-high 19 points and teammate Alexia Somerset added 17 as the Lady Eagles got the Region 4-AAA win.

Stockbridge was led by Deborah Hoe, who had 17 points while teammate Amlin Sanders added 11. The Lady Tigers dropped to 6-14 overall and 5-8 in the region.

Jonesboro (boys) 52, Riverdale 51: Patrick Petty scored 20 points to lead the fifth-ranked Cardinals to the Region 4-AAAA win. It was Jonesboro’s 11th straight win.

The Cardinals improved to 19-3 overall and 15-1 in the region as they remained tied with Lovejoy for first place.

Jonesboro (girls) 51, Riverdale 43: In basketball, like every sport, it’s not how you start but how you finish.

Jonesboro girls coach Michael House saw his team get off to an horrific start at home on Tuesday against rival Riverdale. But the Lady Cardinals regrouped to fend off the determined Lady Raiders in a key Region 4AAAA matchup.

Jonesboro, ranked No. 7 in the state in Class AAAA, improves to 17-5 overall and 14-2 in the region. The Lady Cardinals remain a game behind No. 9-ranked Forest Park for first place in Region 4AAAA.

Jonesboro has now won five straight games heading into Friday’s encounter against rival Morrow on Senior Night. Riverdale is now 7-14 overall and 6-10 in the region.