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Hurricane routs Lions in tourney opener

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

Jonesboro’s Marquis Eaton scores over Searcy’s Julius Cooperwood during Saturday’s 6A-East conference tournament game at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym. Eaton scored 13 points as Jonesboro advanced with a 68-19 victory.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Before Searcy even knew what happened Saturday, Jonesboro had completely overwhelmed the Lions in the opening round of the 6A-East basketball tournament at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym.

The No. 1 seed . . .

Red Wolves complete sweep of NYIT

Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun

Arkansas State cleanup hitter Justin Felix (10) watches a pitch sail high during an at-bat of the Red Wolves’ game against New York Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon at Tomlinson Stadium. Felix walked four times and had a two-run single to lead ASU to a 13-5 victory and four-game series sweep.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer

JONESBORO — Arkansas State was patient at the plate, and it paid off.

ASU took advantage of 16 walks and completed a four-game series sweep of New York Institute of Technology with a 13-5 victory Sunday . . .

Fowler fitting in perfectly with Cardinals

David J. Phillip | AP photo

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler (right) talks with Matt Carpenter during a spring training workout Friday in Jupiter, Fla. Fowler signed as a free agent with St. Louis during the off-season and will start in centerfield this season.

By KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports Writer

JUPITER, Fla. — Dexter Fowler breezes through the center of St. Louis' clubhouse leaving a trail of handshakes and hellos in his wake before landing at his locker and chatting with a handful of players about the merits of a . . .

ASU finishes second at Crusader Classic

RICHTON PARK, Ill. — Arkansas State dropped a close match to Nebraska to finish second at the Crusader Classic on Sunday.

ASU won the first two games of the championship 223-198 and 234-201 but the Cornhuskers tied it with 196-193 and 243-178 wins. The Red . . .

Macon leads Arkansas past Ole Miss

By Kurt Voigt, AP Sports Writer

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Daryl Macon has had the typical ups and downs many junior-college transfers experience in their first seasons after arriving on the major college basketball scene during his first go-around with . . .