ROCKY POINT – Myron McKoy and Isaiah Bromelle teamed up to make 5 free throws in the final 58 seconds as their Heide Trask Titans held off East Bladen 56-50 Wednesday night in non-conference boys’ basketball action.
McKoy knocked down four 3-balls in the game and led the Titans with 20 points. Bromelle canned a pair of 3-balls and totaled 13 points. At the foullin e Trask sank 11 of 15 foul shots in the final period and 18 of 24 for the game.
Sherrod Henderson’s slam dunk padded the Trask lead to 42-37 late in the 3rd period and the margin grew to 45-37 at the quarter break.
Senior Malcolm Bolden rallied the Eagles with 2 baskets and 2 free throws, and seniors Jacob Nixon and Zamar Lewis netted baskets. Sophomore Dominick Collins tossed in 2 free throws, and senior Yontee Dobson hit one as the East trimmed the margin to 51-50 before the final Titan free throw run.
Bolden topped the Eagle scoring with 17 points. Collins and sophomore center Rodney Lacewell followed with 8 points each. Lewis and Nixon totaled 7 points each.
The Titans raced to an early 12-5 lead before an 11-2 Eagle run vaulted the visitors in front 16-14 at the break. Bolden fired in 3 buckets in the period, and Nixon popped in 2 baskets and a free throw. Lacewell muscled in a pair of hoops, and Lewis added a free throw.
Collins nailed a 3-ball, another basket and a free throw to spark a 14-11 Eagle surge. Lewis powered in a pair of baskets, Lacewell canned 2 free throws and Bolden flipped in a basket for a 30-25 East lead. A 7-0 Trask run vaulted the Titans back on top 32-30 at the break.
Bolden and Lacewell threw in baskets, Dobson cashed in 2 free throws, and Bolden hit one in the 3rd period before Trask closed the frame with 5 straight points.
It was the first loss of the season for Coach Aking Elting’s Eagles, now 5-1, who will visit Whiteville Friday night.
East Bladen 16 14 7 13 – 50
Heide Trask 14 18 13 11 – 56
EAST BLADEN (50) – Dominick Collins 8, Malcolm Bolden 17, Malaki Monroe, Lee Barnes, Yontee Dobson 3, Jacob Nixon 7, Zamar Lewis 7, Peyton Tatum, Rodney Lacewell 8.
HEIDE TRASK (56) – Myron McKoy 20, Jamel Davis 7, Isaiah Bromelle 13, Isaac Turner 4, Abelardo Santiago, Sherrod Henderson 2, Brandon Bannerman 4, Gavin Brown 6.