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Boys Basketball: Jacksonville Northside 63, East Bladen 48

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JACKSONVILLE – Senior Quincy Martin scored all 16 of his points in the first half Thursday night as Jacksonville Northside built a 29-21 lead en route to a 63-48 non-conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen.

Martin bombed in a 3-point basket in each quarter and threw in 3 more baskets and 4 free throws before intermission. Junior Christian Smith tossed in 13 points, and Aaron Oates, a 6-5 junior, finished with 11 points.

Junior guard Donevin Keith tossed in a pair of first period baskets for East Bladen, and juniors Jacob Priest and RaSean McKoy and senior Juwan Baldwin tallied a basket each to keep the Eagles within 16-12 at the quarter break.

Junior Lefrederick Wooten pumped in 2 baskets and a free throw in the second quarter, and RaSean McKoy dropped in a basket to keep East Bladen within 8 points at half.

Junior center Javant McDowell muscled in a basket and a free throw in the third period, and Baldwin, Priest and RaSean McKoy popped in baskets, but the Eagles still trailed 41-31 at the quarter break.

Smith dropped in 3 baskets in the final period, and Mark Seiuli netted 2 baskets as the Monarchs maintained their lead.

Senior Tayshaun Berkeley tried to rally the Eagles with a pair of 3-point baskets in the fourth quarter. McDowell worked inside for a pair of baskets and a free throw, and RaSean McKoy and freshman Malcolm Bolden flipped in a basket each.

McDowell led the Eagle scoring with 9 points. RaSean McKoy followed with 8 points. Berkeley finished with 7 points, and Priest totaled 6 points.

The Eagles, now 1-5, will host West Columbus Friday night.

East Bladen 12    9  10  17 – 48
Northside     16  13  12  22 – 63

EAST BLADEN (48) – Charles Brown, Donevin Keith 4, Tayshaun Berkeley 7, RaSean McKoy 8, Javant McDowell 9, Corey McKoy 2, Lefrederick Wooten 5, Malcolm Bolden 2, Juwan Baldwin 5, Jacob Priest 6.

NORTHSIDE (63) – Quincy Martin 16, Mark Seiuli 4, Marseille Miller 2, Aaron Oates 11, Chris Vlassis, Runel Smith 2, Sacorey McFadden 7, Kentral Jones 6, Jamari Gift 2, Christian Smith 13.