Allen delivers again for NLR

Posted: March 3, 2013 at 2:54 a.m.

Top-ranked North Little Rock needed someone to take charge Saturday night. Sophomore KeVaughn Allen filled the Charging Wildcats’ needs. Allen connected on 12 of 16 field-goal attempts on his way to a 30-point effort in North Little Rock’s 86-69 victory over West Memphis in the Class 7A state tournament. It was a much closer game than the final score indicated. The Blue Devils, who had lost to the Charging Wildcats (27-1 ) by 40 and 16 points during the regular season, trailed 37-33 at the half and by only one early in the third quarter. “West Memphis takes it right after you and they are relentless with it,” North Little Rock Coach Johnny Rice said. “We want the game to be up-and-down. That’s to our advantage, but they beat us down the floor a lot of times.”

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Sports, Pages 32 on 03/03/2013