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Bladen County Girls Tournament: Bladenboro 37, Tar Heel 11

BLADENBORO – Bladenboro raced to leads of 10-0 and 17-3 en route to a 37-11 girls basketball victory over Tar Heel Tuesday in the opening round of the Bladen County Tournament.

Mallory Bryan sparked the 10-0 Lady Bulldog spurt with a basket and 2 free throws, and Marlie Walters, Megan Pait and Holland Davis threw in a basket each.

Bryan sank a basket and 2 free throws in the second period. Montserrat Castro dropped in a basket, and Pait drained a free throw as the Bladenboro lead grew to 17-3. Kiera Lewis made the first Tar Heel basket, and Violet Allen cashed in a free throw.

Pait tossed in 2 baskets for Bladenboro in the third period. Davis and Kallie Bass pumped in a basket each to stretch the lead to 25-8. Leidi Zuniga popped in 2 baskets and a free throw for the Lady Panthers in the quarter.

Bryan and Noria Singletary connected for 2 baskets each in the final quarter, and Walters and Marly Crabtree added a basket each in the period. Lewis bombed in a 3-point shot for Tar Heel.

Bryan topped all scorers with 12 points for Bladenboro. Pait totaled 7 points, and Walters, Singletary and Davis finished with 4 points each. Lewis and Zuniga shared scoring honors for Tar Heel with 5 points each.

Coach Otis Evans’ Lady Bulldogs improved to 3-1 on the season and advanced to Thursday’s championship game against Elizabethtown. Tar Heel is now 0-3.   

Tar Heel             0    3    5    3  -11
Bladenboro      10    7    8   12 -37

Tar Heel (11) – Kiera Lewis 5, Violet Allen 1, Sarah Dillard, Tah’Leyeh Singletary, Trinity Brayboy, Sheryln Martinez, Tianrah Willis, Alina Chavez, Karla Rodriguez, Jahyrah Priest, MarKesha Leach, Jadyn Govan, Leidi Zuniga 5, Jamiaya Ballard.  

Bladenboro (37) – Omara McDonald, Natalie Sykes, Kali Allen, Mallory Bryan 12, Megan Pait 7, Marlie Walters 4, Holland Davis 4, Marly Crabtree 2, Noria Singletary 4, Trinity Meares, Kallie Bass 2, Montserrat Castro 2.

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