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Friday, January 02, 2009

SPORTS>>Cooper scores 38; Falcons fall

Leader sportswriter

Aaron Cooperís 38 points against Little Rock Central was enough to keep things close, but still not quite enough to lift North Pulaski into the championship finals.

The Falcons took a pair of wins in the opening rounds of the Heavenís Best Basketball tournament at Little Rock Hall before suffering close losses in the final two days.

After beating Marianna to open tourney play, the Falcons (9-5) posted a 72-64 win over Pulaski Academy, led by 20 points from Kyron Ware.

That put them in the semifinal round, where they fell to Little Rock Central in a 74-70 nail biter. Cooper hit eight three pointers. Ware added 14.

The Falcons also fell 56-49 to Miami Choice Academy, getting 18 points from Daquan Bryant and 15 from Cooper.