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TABOR CITY – A 37-8 2nd half blitz carried East Bladen to a 49-16 victory over South Columbus Monday night in their non-conference boys’ basketball season opener.

A pair of Jacob Nixon baskets, a 3-ball from junior Cameron White, a Zamar Lewis basket and a basket and a free throw by Malcolm Bolden had staked the Eagles to a 12-8 lead in a low-scoring 1st half.

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong

Nixon, a junior, woke up the Eagle offense by bombing in a trio of 3-point shots and another basket to lead a 17-0 East Bladen run as the Eagle defense shutout South in the 3rd quarter. Lewis dropped in a pair of baskets in the period, and senior Nazir Smith threw in a field goal.

Bolden, a junior, connected on 6 of 6 free throws and fired in a 3-point hoop and 2 more baskets in the final quarter. Sophomore Lee Barnes nailed a 3-point shot, and Lewis and White added field goals during the Eagles 20-8 4th period surge.

Bolden topped the East Bladen scoring with 16 points, and Nixon was right behind him with 15 points. Lewis, a junior, contributed 8 points for the Eagles, and White totaled 5 points.

The Eagles scheduled game with Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday has been cancelled due to the Bulldogs continued participation in the football playoffs. Coach Aking Elting’s Eagles will host Grays Creek Tuesday, November 30th.

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong

Damonte Gore led the Stallion scoring with 6 points.

East Bladen             7     5   17   20 – 49
South Columbus    4     4     0     8  – 16

EB (49) – Malcolm Bolden 16, Dominick Collins, Jordan Mathis, Lee Barnes 3, Ahmad Powell, Jacob Nixon 15, Cameron White 5, Nazir Smith 2, Rodney Lacewell, Malaki Monroe, Zamar Lewis 8.

SC (16) – Jamal Brown 5, Damonte Gore 6, Carter Lee, Daquan Cox 3, Chase Clewis, Jeremiah Long, Rashad Dewitt, Issac Ward, Rovaughn Graham 2, Cameron Hardee.

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