Evans lands five in double figures in win over Rosepine

Published 8:40 am Saturday, January 1, 2022

By Daniel Green |  BWS Sports

EVANS — Evans head coach Daniel Fletcher and his Eagles are on a mission.

And on Tuesday night, they got one step closer.

Five Evans’ players reached double figures as it knocked off the Rosepine Eagles, 80-67, in a non-district contest.

“The kids played hard and got up and down the court,” Fletcher said. “We definitely played as a team.”

Evans got off to a solid start and it became even more favorable when Rosepine standout Braydon Williams picked up two quick fouls, forcing Rosepine head coach Logan Maddox to look to his bench for the answer.

Brently Jeane proved to be quite dominant in the early going as he guided Evans to a 20-13 lead at the end of the first period.

But Rosepine wasn’t about to back down. Behind the shooting of Hayden Brister and Hunter Hines, Rosepine rallied from the early deficit to tie things up at 27-27, before Zane West and Wyatt Fletcher got Evans back on track, allowing the homestanding Eagles to claim a 42-32 advantage at the intermission.

Rosepine got a spark from Williams and Tristan Evans during a run in the third quarter, but once again Evans had a response as Ryne Kennedy buried a pair of three-pointers to push Evans to a 63-50 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The teams exchanged points for most of the fourth quarter as Evans secured the win, 80-67, with the final two points coming on a pair of free throws from Beau Austin.

Coach Fletcher was extremely pleased with his team’s performance.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better effort,” he said. “We have a goal, and we are on a mission to obtain it.”

Kennedy led the way for Evans with 20 points, while West and Jeane added 17 and 16 points, respectively. Wyatt Fletcher chipped in with 14 points, while Wyatt Austin added 11 points.

Hines hit six three-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Rosepine, while Isaiah Stinson came in with 13 points. Brister chipped in with 11 points, while Evans and Williams added 11 and nine points.