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Red Wolves roll past Missouri Baptist

Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun

Arkansas State’s Grantham Gillard drives around Missouri Baptist’s Jesus Castillo during Monday night’s game. Gillard scored a game-high 22 points as ASU rolled to an 89-54 victory.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Message sent. Message received.

Arkansas State bounced back from a lopsided loss in its season opener with a strong defensive effort and a convincing 89-54 victory over NAIA member Missouri . . .

Martin, Washington lead A-State surge

Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun

Arkansas State’s Jireh Washington drives between Memphis’ Taylor Barnes (left) and Kiana Coomber during Monday night’s game. Washington scored 15 points to help lead ASU to a 77-66 victory.

By Sean Saunders, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — For the past two games, Arkansas State's depth advantage has led to a surge late in the contest. This time, the Red Wolves were victorious.

Peyton Martin and Jireh Washington combined for 24 of ASU's 29 . . .

Efficient Red Wolves give starters a break

By Kevin Turbeville, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Head coach Blake Anderson felt comfortable enough late in the third quarter of Saturday's game to give some of Arkansas State's starters a break.

The Red Wolves were that dominant in their first trip to . . .

Area basketball roundup

Westside 55, Gosnell 47

GOSNELL — Four sophomores led Westside in scoring Monday night as the Lady Warriors defeated Gosnell 55-47 in senior girls' basketball.

Bella Spinks led Westside (2-1) with 18 points, followed by Gracie Turpin with 12, Taylor Lamb . . .