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TABOR CITY – Senior Malcolm Bolden poured in 21 points Tuesday night to lead East Bladen to a 54-29 non-conference boys’ basketball victory over South Columbus.

Senior Yontee Dobson worked inside for a basket and 2 free throws as the Eagles edged ahead in the opening quarter. Senior Jacob Nixon drilled in a 3-point shot, and Bolden added a basket as East took a 9-6 lead at the quarter break.

Bolden took charge in the 2nd period blistering the nets with 4 baskets and 2 free throws. Nixon buried a pair of 3-point shots, senior Zamar Lewis powered in a basket, and Dobson and sophomore Dominick Collins tacked on free throws as East opened up a 29-15 halftime lead.

Bolden drained a 3-point shot and another basket in the 3rd period. Lewis dropped in 2 baskets, and Collins flipped in a bucket to stretch the lead to 40-22 at the 3rd quarter break.

Sophomore Rodney Lacewell and Bolden pumped in 2 baskets each in the final period. Collins and junior Chris Harding netted a basket each, and Nixon and Dobson sank free throws.

Nixon followed Bolden on the Eagle scoring list with 10 points. Lewis and Dobson totaled 6 points each, and Collins tallied 5 points.

Jamal Brown bombed in four 3-point shots and topped the Stallion scoring list with 13 points.

Coach Aking Elting’s Eagles raised their record to 2-0 and will travel to East Columbus next Wednesday night.

East Bladen           9  20  11  14 – 54
South Columbus  6    9    7    7 – 29

EAST BLADEN (54) – Dominick Collins 5, Malcolm Bolden 21, Nyquan Richardson, Malaki Monroe, Lee Barnes, Cameron White, Yontee Dobson 6, Jacob Nixon 10, J’Marius Smith, Chris Harding 2, Zamar Lewis 6, Peyton Tatum, Rodney Lacewell 4.

SOUTH COLUMBUS (29) – Jamal Brown 13, Rovaughn Graham 3, Andrew Todd 6, Demonta Gore, Ellis Riggins 2, Chase Clewis, Cole Edge 2, Kai Brownlee, Jaden Mason, Laquintin Floyd, Javion Gillespie, Noah Greene 3.

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