Rams defeat Blazers 59-49

Paragould’s Isaiah Jackson drives to the basket as Valley View’s Trey Mitchell (5) defends during the second half of Monday night’s game in Jonesboro. Jackson scored 29 points to lead the Rams to a 59-49 victory.

JONESBORO — Isaiah Jackson scored 29 points Monday night to lead Paragould to a 59-49 victory over Valley View in senior boys’ basketball.

Jackson scored seven points in the fourth quarter and Gavin Hall added six as the Rams (3-0) pulled away from the Blazers. Paragould led 15-11 after the first quarter and 29-24 at halftime before Valley View crept within 40-37 to end the third quarter.

Hall added 11 points for Paragould. Jamison Davault added eight points, followed by Ashton Oakes with six, Landon Manning with three and Caleb Jiles with two. The Rams were 16-of-22 at the free throw line, including Jackson’s 15-of-19.

Caleb Allen and Parker St. Pierre scored 10 points each for Valley View (0-2). St. Pierre made three of the Blazers’ five 3-pointers.

Valley View (4-1) won the junior boys’ game 52-26, led by Drew Gartman with 13 points, Oliver Barr with 11 and Gavin Ellis with 10. Noah Oswalt scored seven points for Paragould.

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