05/24/2024
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East Bladen 68, Union 37

East Bladen’s Eagles rode a 36-15 second-half surge to a 68-37 Four County Conference boys basketball victory over visiting Union Friday night.

Sophmore Ethan Hines who topped the East Bladen scoring with 15 points fired in 7 points in the first quarter as the Eagles built a 15-7 lead.

Junior Jermaine Robinson bombed in a pair of 3-point shots in the second quarter and added another basket as the Eagles outscored the Spartans 17-15 to extend their lead to 32-22 at halftime. Eian Hines, Ethan’s brother, also drained a 3-point shot in the second period.

Eian-HinesJermaine-RobinsonEthan Hines tossed in 6 points in the third quarter to lead a 16-9 spurt that padded the Eagle lead to 48-31. A 20-6 East Bladen burst blew the game open in the final period. Senior Monterro Graham nailed a 3-point shot for the Eagles in the quarter.

Robinson finished with 11 points for East Bladen, and junior center Chris Cromartie and Graham followed with 9 points each. Dayvon Powell and Eian Hines added 5 points each.

Coach Ken Cross’ Eagles evened their league record at 3-3 and their overall mark at 7-7. East Bladen will play Monday at 10:30 a.m. against Topsail in the MLK Holiday Classic at Union High School.

EB (68) – Denzel Johnson, Jermaine Robinson 11, Dayvon Powell 5, Monterro Graham 9, Farrell Murchison 4, Chris Cromartie 9, Ethan Hines 15, Eian Hines 5, Matt Massengill 4, Larrell Murchison 4, Jonathan Melvin 2.

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