ELIZABETHTOWN – Juniors Kris Oxendine and Noah Chavis blistered the nets with five 3-point baskets each to lead Red Springs to a 49-44 Three Rivers Conference boys’ basketball victory Friday night over East Bladen.
Oxendine who led the Red Devils with 18 points scored 6 in the final period to help preserve the win. Chavis scored 4 of his 16 points in the 4th quarter.
Sophomore Malcolm Bolden drained a 3-point shot and 2 other baskets in the opening quarter for East Bladen. Senior Rasean McKoy and Zamar Lewis muscled in baskets, and senior Javont McDowell sank 2 free throws to keep the Eagles even 13-13 at the quarter break.
McDowell, Lewis and McKoy dropped in baskets in the 2nd period for East Bladen, but the Red Devils edged ahead 23-19.
Bolden popped in a basket and 3 free throws in the 3rd quarter for the Eagles. Senior Freddy Wooten buried a 3-point shot, and McKoy powered in a basket to keep East within 34-29.
The Eagles, now 1-2 in league play and 4-2 overall, will host West Columbus Tuesday night.
Red Springs 13 10 11 15 -49
East Bladen 13 6 10 15 -44
RS (49) – Brian Foulks 7, Kris Oxendine 18, Jawuan Baker, Jowuan Baker 2, Henry Buie, Noah Chavis 16, Mario Leonard, Kaedon Porter, Jaaron Monroe, Corell Love 6.
EB (44) – Charles Brown 3, Malcolm Bolden 12, Jacob Priest, Rasean McKoy 8, Nazir Smith, Zamar Lewis 4, Javant McDowell 6, Freddy Wooten 10.