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Bladen County Athletes Playing in College

Updated: Jan. 20, 2018

Winter sports
Lacey Suggs
Basketball
Sophomore

UNC Wilmington
East Bladen
John Bowen
Basketball
Freshman

Belmont Abbey
West Bladen
Recent:
Scored 12 points and had 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists in 33 minutes Jan. 19 in the Seahawks’ 82-49 loss against Delaware. Suggs is averaging 13.8 points and 4.9 rebounds, and has started the last four games.
Recent:
Had 6 rebounds and scored 3 points in 13 minutes Jan. 20 in the Crusaders’s 76-67 win over Southern Wesleyan. He made 1 of 6 field goals and 1 of 2 free throws. Belmont Abbey has a 9-10 overall record and 4-5 in Conference Carolinas.
Next:
vs. James Madison, Jan. 21
Next:
vs. Limestone, Jan. 23
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Rahu Purdie
Basketball
Junior

Lander
West Bladen
Sayaun Dent
Basketball
Freshman
Lander
West Bladen
Recent:
Scored 14 points on 3 of 8 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and 6 of 6 from the line in the Bearcats’ 96-72 loss to USC Aiken. Lander trailed by 25 at halftime.
Recent:
Dent is listed as a 6-foot-4 guard. He has not played in a game and may redshirt this season. Lander is 6-11 overall and 2-9 in Conference Carolinas.
Next:
at North Georgia, Jan. 24
Next:
at North Georgia, Jan. 24
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Corbin Stanley
Basketball
Freshman

Wake Tech
West Bladen
Stefan McDonald
Basketball
Freshman

Caldwell Community
West Bladen
Recent:
Played in only one game and scored a basket, but has missed most of the season because of an injury. Wake Tech is 7-10.
Recent:
Had 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal Jan. 15 in Caldwell’s 79-74 win against Denmark Technical.
Next:
vs. Catawba Valley CC, Jan. 24
Next:
at Spartanburg Methodist, Jan. 24
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Fall sports
Farrell Murchison
Football
Junior

Winston-Salem State
East Bladen
Kayla Thompson
Golf
Senior

UNC Wilmington
West Bladen
Recent:
Rushed for 55 yards on 12 carries in the Rams’ 23-22 loss to Fayetteville State on Nov. 4 that decided the CIAA Southern Division title. WSSU finished 6-4 overall and 4-3 CIAA. Murchison had 542 yards rushing, second best on the team, and scored 4 touchdowns in 8 games
Recent:
Tied for 79th in the Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington. Thompson shot 76 in the first round and 79 in the second round. UNCW was 10th. Duke won the tournament after the final round Oct. 29 was canceled because of weather.
Next:
Season ended
Next:
UCF Challenge, Orlando, Fla., Feb 4-6
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Hastin McGill
Soccer
Junior

Columbia International
East Bladen
Morgan Schumacher
Volleyball
Freshman
Life
West Bladen
Recent:
SThe Rams’ season came to a close Nov. 17 with a 2-1 loss in double overtime to Southern Wesleyan in the NCCAA South Region final. McGill had scored three goals and has two assists this season. CIU finished 8-10-2.
Recent:
The Running Eagles lost to top-ranked Lindsey Wilson in the semifinals of the Mid-South tournament Nov. 10. Schumacher played in one of the set and had a total attack. Life went 18-14. For the season, Schumacher played in 11 games and had 1 kill, 6 total attacks and 2 digs.
Next:
Season ended
Next:
Season ended
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Brandon Council
Football
Redshirt freshman

Akron
West Bladen
Israel Evans
Soccer
Junior

Southern Wesleyan
East Bladen
Recent:
Started at left guard Dec. 19 in the Zips’ 50-3 loss against Florida Atlantic in the Boca Raton Bowl in Florida. Council started the last 8 games of the season. Akron finished 7-7.
Recent:
Had 3 shots on goal in 2 games in the NCCAA National Championship on Nov. 27-28 in Kissimmee, Fla. The Warriors played a scoreless tie against Campbellsville and lost 2-1 in overtime against Bethel, Indiana. For the season, Evans started 15 games, took 33 shots and had an assist.
Next:
Season ended
Next:
Season ended
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