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Bladen Five Middle School Tournament Championship

Clarkton School of Discovery 49, Elizabethtown 39
Statistician:  Garrett Melvin

Boys ClarktonAdonis Avery torched the nets for 30 points to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 49-39 Bladen Five Middle School boys’ basketball championship game victory over Elizabethtown Middle School Tuesday.

Elizabethtown jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead early in the first quarter. Pierce Melvin got a steal and lay-up during the period.  Avery bombed two long three pointers and hit four free throws to give Clarkton a slim 12-10 lead after the first quarter.

Early in the second period, Seven Campbell worked inside for a basket.  Clarkton increased the lead with more hot outside shooting.  Greyson Heustess and Avery nailed two three pointers each to push Clarkton to a 26-16 halftime lead.

During the third period, Campbell added another inside bucket and free throw.  Avery continued his hot shooting with two driving layups and four made free throws to close the third quarter with Clarkton leading 36-23.

In the fourth quarter, Teyshaun Berkeley score on the inside.  Elizabethtown rallied to close the deficit to single digits before Heustess swished another three pointer.  Avery hit six free throws during the final minutes.  Clarkton ran out the clock to capture the victory.

Josh McKoy topped the Elizabethtown scoring with 13 points. Teammates Majuan McKoy and Keyshawn Riddy tossed in 6 points each, and James Higgins and Anthony Wooten added 4 points each.

Clarkton completes the season as undefeated regular season and tournament champions.  The game was the final basketball game for Coach Darrell Melvin who is retiring.

E’twn (39) –Keshaun Davis 3, Josh McKoy 13, Anthony Wooten 4, Devaughn Robinson, Jordan Payton, Allen Owens, James Higgins 4, Majuan McKoy 6, Devon Lesesane, Dayveon Washington, Corey McKoy 3, Jordan Robinson, Taiyon Thompson, Keyshawn Riddy 6.

CSD (49) – Adonis Avery 30, Pierce Melvin 2, Greyson Heustess 9, Drew Harris, Seven Campbell 6, Shy Pone, Joshua Pope, Xavier McKoy, Juwan Baldwin, Lawson Hester, Dan Tatum, Teyshaun Berkeley 2, Jake Evans, Darrell Banks.

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