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Boys Basketball: Red Springs 61, East Bladen 49

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RED SPRINGS – Senior Jordan Ferguson fired in 11 of his game-high 24 points during a second-period surge that propelled Red Springs to a 61-49 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Tuesday night.

Junior center Javant McDowell dropped in a pair of first quarter baskets for the Eagles, but junior Corell Love threw in 2 buckets that edged the Red Devils ahead 8-7.

Ferguson burnt the nets with 5 baskets that sparked Red Springs to a 28-19 halftime lead. Junior guard Charles Brown pumped in 2 baskets and a free throw for East, McDowell powered in a basket and a free throw, and junior Freddy Wooten sank 3 free throws for in the second quarter.

McDowell and junior Jacob Priest threw in 2 baskets and a free throw each in the third quarter for East, but Jordan Ferguson and Gary Locklear buried 3-point shots to keep Red Springs on top 40-39 at the quarter break.

Ferguson connected on 2 baskets and 4 free throws in the final quarter, and teammate Corey Newton added a basket and 3 free throws. The Red Devils made 12 of 18 foul shots in the period.

McDowell worked the paint for 2 baskets and 2 free throws in the final period, and junior Wes Hodge bombed in a pair of 3-point shots. Wooten also drilled in a 3-point shot.

McDowell led the Eagle attack with 18 points. Brown finished with 7 points, and Priest and Hodge added 6 points each. Love followed Ferguson on the Red Devil scoring list with 11 points, and Locklear totaled 10 points.

The Eagles, now 0-3 in the TRC and 1-4 overall, will travel to Jacksonville Northside Thursday night.

East Bladen  7  12  11  19 – 49
Red Springs 8  20  12  21 – 61

EAST BLADEN (49) – Charles Brown 7, Donevin Keith, Tayshaun Berkeley, Jacob Priest 6, RaSean McKoy 2, Wes Hodge 6, Javant McDowell 18, Corey McKoy 1, Freddy Wooten 6, Malcolm Bolden 1, Juwan Baldwin 2, Jay’Quan McNair.

RED SPRINGS (61) – Traveze Billinger 3, Brian Foulks 5, Airon Johnson, Chandler McMillan 2, Jordan Ferguson 24, Gary Locklear 10, Zieric Ferguson 1, Corell Love 11, Corey Newton 5, Keyante Graham.