Girls basketball: Evergreen 60, Banks 43

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Deja Nicholas scored a game-high 27 points as Evergreen won its opening game at the North Marion Tournament in Aurora, Ore.

Evergreen pulled away early with a 15-6 first-quarter advantage and a 22-13 second quarter.

The Plainsmen will next play the winner of Roosevelt and North Marion on Friday.

EVERGREEN 60, BANKS 43

BANKS -- VanDonelen 10, Rue 6, Gerlinger 8, Dunthorne 6, Harding 3, Bunn 4, Chung 6. Totals 11 (4) 10-26 43.

EVERGREEN -- Deja Nicholas 27, Bailley Simms 0, Demia Browning 5, Jennay Kennedy 0, Kristina Presson 0, Nakesha Hatchett 9, Vella Jackson 9, Moriah Doyle 0, Khadijah Kirkland 9, Keilea Swearingen 1. Totals 20 (3) 11-16 60.

Banks 6 13 8 16--43

Evergreen 15 22 7 16--60