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Bladen Five Middle School Tournament, Clarkton School of Discovery Girls 24, Bladenboro 23

Erica McKoy fired in 10 of her 14 points in the second half as Clarkton School of Discovery rallied for a 24-23 Bladen Five Middle School Conference Tournament victory over Bladenboro Monday.

Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils advance to Thursday’s 4 p.m. Bladen Five Girls Championship game against Elizabethtown. Clarkton and Elizabethtown split their two games during the regular season and shared the Bladen Five regular-season championship.

Kendall Lambeth threw in 5 of her 8 points for Bladenboro in the opening period, and teammate Kassie Singletary added 4 points as the Lady Bulldogs shut-out the Lady Blue Devils and raced to a 9-0 lead.

Clarkton returned the favor by holding Bladenboro scoreless in the second quarter. McKoy broke the scoring ice for CSD with 4 points that pulled the Lady Blue Devils to within 9-4 at halftime.

McKoy’s 4 points keyed a 7-4 Lady Blue Devil rally in the third quarter. Teammate Anna Kate White tossed in a basket, and Ashley Hardin sank a free throw.

Jordan Benson kept Bladenboro in front 13-11 at the third quarter break by scoring 4 of her 5 points in the period.

McKoy rang up 6 points to spark a 13-10 Lady Blue Devil surge in the final quarter. White chipped in with 3 points in the period, and Lorna Mendell and Sarah Johnson added a basket each for the winners.

Singletary sparked the Lady Bulldogs by scoring 6 of her team-high 10 points in the final period. Lambreth scored her other 3 points in the quarter, and Benson hit a free throw.

White followed McKoy with 5 points for CSD.

B’bro (23) – Elixis Carrathers, Kendall Lambreth 8, Callie Lewis, Jordan Benson 5, NeQuasia Lennon, Erica Storms, Alyssa Ruffin, Kassie Singletary 10, Cadee Bryan, Szkharia Whitfield, Jada Lofton, Kierra Hines, Mahailiyana Hines, De’Ja McNeil.

C’ton (24): Anna Kate White 5, Erica McKoy 14, Jaya Howell, Lorna Mendell 2, Ashley Hardin 1, Sarah Johnson 2, Kabarah Moore, Ting Lin, Cybil Campbell, Abbie Cross, Gracyn Martin, Lila McDuffie, Izzy Smith, Kirsten Starkloff.

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