EVART\u00a0\u2014 It was a tight game on Thursday between Beal City and Evart in girls basketball action, with the Aggies pulling out a 55-50 Highland Conference victory. \u201cWe came out slow in the first quarter and kind of dug ourselves in a hole,\u201d Evart coach Paul Higgins said. \u201cWe fought back at the half and cut it down to four. They hit four threes in the fourth quarter. We got it down to four at one point in the fourth quarter but missed a couple of shots that could have cut it to two and maybe even tied the game. \u201cIt was a competitive game from start to finish.\u201d Brooke Belleville scored 17 points while Mackenzie Kimball added 10. Evart lost 58-34 to Lake City on Monday. \u201cThey came out and put it to us from the start,\u201d Higgins said. \u201cWe didn\u2019t play horrible by any means. We got beat in transition. They have a couple of nice players who controlled the game for them. The second half, we played better defensively. So that was encouraging from that aspect of it.\u201d Evart was scheduled to be at White Cloud on Tuesday and will be at Manton on Friday in Highland Conference action.