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Bladen County Athletes Playing in College

Updated: May 15, 2018

Spring sports
Trevor Lesane
Baseball
Sophomore

Wake Tech
West Bladen
Kayla Thompson
Golf
Senior

UNC Wilmington
West Bladen
Recent:
The Eagles lost to Pasco-Hernando 8-7 in 11 innings May 11 and lost to Bryant & Stratton 11-8 on May 12 and were eliminated from the Region X Southeast District Tournament. No details were available. Wake Tech finished with a 28-17-1. Lesane finished with a .333 batting average with 5 home runs, 31 RBIs, 10 doubles, 3 triples and 18 stoles bases in 41 games.
Recent:
Tied for 32nd in Colonial Athletic Association Championship at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation on April 13-15. Thompson shot rounds of 80, 84 and 84 for a 248 total, which was 32-over par. Her Seahawks’ teammate, Lyberty Anderson won with 7-over 223. Thompson finished her UNCW career with two Top 5 and four Top 10 finishes in 35 tournament. Her 75.96 scoring average this season was the lowest of her career.
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Season over
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Eian Hines
Track and field
Freshman

Mount Olive
East Bladen
Kyle Tatum
Baseball
Freshman
Brunswick Comm. College
East Bladen
Recent:
Finished second in the long jump at 22 feet. 11 1/4 inches in the Phoenix Invitational at Elon on April 14. Queens’ Anton Epp won with a leap of 24-2 1/4. Hines’ runner-up jump was his only one that counted. He fouled on three other attempts and passed on his final two attempts.
Recent:
Went 3-for-6 with a double as the Dolphins defeated Patrick Henry 13-6 on May 15 in the championship game of the Region X Southeast District Tournament. BCC lost to Patrick Henry 10-9 in the first game May 15. The Dolphins were the fifth seed entering the regional.
Next:
Mount Olive Final Qualifier, May 13
Next:
NJCAA Division II World Series, Enid, Oklahoma, TBA
Schedule
Lexi Dawson
Softball
Junior

St. Andrews
East Bladen
Laikyn Pait
Softball
Freshman
Southeastern Comm. College
West Bladen
Recent:
Had a single in each game of a doubleheader April 22 in the Knights’ 9-4 and 3-1 loss at Barton. On April 17, Dawson went 2-for-3 with a double in a 6-1 loss against Union. Dawson batted .346 with a home run and 21 RBIs this season. She walked 25 times. St. Andrews went 18-30.
Recent:
Went 0-for-1, stolen a base, walked twice and scored 2 runs in the Rams’ 10-9 win over Bryant & Stratton in the Region X tournament. SCC won two games and lost twice in the tournament and finished the season with a 33-11 record. Pait, in 29 games, batted .238 with 5 RBIs.
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Winter sports
Lacey Suggs
Basketball
Sophomore

UNC Wilmington
East Bladen
John Bowen
Basketball
Freshman

Belmont Abbey
West Bladen
Recent:
For the season, Suggs averaged 11.8 points and 4.7 rebounds and shot 74.8 percent from the line for the season. UNCW finished 12-19.
Recent:
For the season, Bowen played in 29 games and averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. Belmont Abbey finished 12-19.
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Rahu Purdie
Basketball
Junior

Lander
West Bladen
Stefan McDonald
Basketball
Freshman

Caldwell Community
West Bladen
Recent:
For the season, Purdie averaged 15.3 points per game. Lander finished 11-17 overall and 7-15 in the Peach Belt Conference. It did not qualify for the league tournament.
Recent:
For the season, McDonald averaged 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 29 games. He had 104 assists and 31 steals. He started 10 games. Caldwell CC finished 21-10.
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