Anacoco used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Evans on the first day of the Vernon Parish Tournament.

The Indians had three players in double figures as they won their second game of the year 54-48.

"We did OK," Anacoco coach Brad Prichard said. "I expected us to do a lot better. I think we get too antsy. We were playing not to lose when we were up 10 or 12, but it looked like we were down 10 or 12. We have to get in more control. We need to work through the offense and share the ball more."

Despite leading from the tip, Anacoco could never put Evans away as the Eagles made runs to minimize the deficit throughout the game.

"We need to finish shots," Evans coach Robby Price said. "We worked hard to get the shots, but we were unable to convert on them tonight. There were a couple of possessions that I was proud of my guys for executing the game plan, but the shot at the end of the possession didn't go in."

Leading right after halftime 25-24, Anacoco got back-to-back baskets from forward Jordan Martin to make it a six-point game.

"When he's ready, he can battle and get the rebounds," Prichard said. "He can push the ball himself which can cause problems because he can go around them or penetrate and dish. That's what we did in the third quarter."

Evans answered with two buckets from its big man, Josh Brack. The 6-foot-8 center for the Eagles caused issues for the Indians throughout the game with his length around the rim and ability to shoot above defenders.

"He's a great player on both ends of the floor," Price said. "I'm spoiled because he can guard up in the lineup. We are able to do thing, defensively, that you're not able to usually do with a big guy. Offensively, he has range and has good touch on the basketball."

Trailing 44-38 at the end of the third, Evans (3-10) put Anacoco on the free throw line for a majority of the fourth quarter, forcing them to earn the win from the line.

The Indians went 6-for-12 from the charity stripe, but the Evans offense struggled from the field, making just two field goals.

Landry Alligood (15) and Martin (13) led Anacoco in scoring, while Zack Benevage added 10 off the bench.

Brack led all scorers with 19 points, and Havn Egan (13) and Hunter Smith (12) joined Brack in double figures.