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Red Devils win first area game

Maplesville's Kelvin Hall leaps for a layup against Sunshine on Thursday.

Maplesville’s boys basketball team earned its first area win of the season by making clutch free throws at the end of the game.

The Red Devils (3-4, 1-3 area) defeated Sunshine, 49-41, on Thursday.

The Devils trailed, 12-10, after one period but built a 23-15 halftime lead thanks in part to Matt Hamner scoring eight consecutive points early in the second.

But Sunshine cut the lead to two points, 43-41, with 3:49 remaining in the game.

Anthony Johnson and Casey Atchison sunk free throws late in the game to seal the win.

Johnson led all scorers with 25 points, and Hamner had 11 points.

Apollos Abercrombie recorded five assists and five rebounds.