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Boys Basketball: St. Pauls 55, West Bladen 38

ST.PAULS – St. Pauls built a 28-11 halftime lead en route to a 55-38 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday night.

Caleb Henderson and Marqueise Coleman threw in a basket and a free throw each to spark the Bulldogs to an early 14-6 lead. Junior Shy’Ron Adams nailed a 3-point shot, and senior Tyre Boykin pumped in a basket and a free throw for the Knights.

Two baskets each from Waltay Jackson and Jeyvian Tatum led St. Pauls in the second quarter. Boykin drained a 3-point shot and another basket for West in the period.

Boykin fired in a pair of 3-point shots, 2 other baskets and 3 free throws to key a Knight 20-15 rally that trimmed the Bulldog lead to 43-31 at the third quarter break. Senior Nolan Bryant buried a 3-point shot, and senior Nijeah McKoy added another basket for the Knights.

Jackson banged in 2 more baskets and a free throw for the Bulldogs in the final period. Boykin cashed in 2 free throws and another basket for the Knights in the quarter, and Bryant tossed in a basket.

Boykin racked up 25 points to lead the Knight scoring. Bryant and Adams followed with 5 points each. Tatum led St. Pauls with 13 points, and Jackson finished with 9 points.

The Knights, now 1-5 in league play and 4-8 overall, will host South Columbus Friday night.

West Bladen  6    5  20   7 – 38
St. Pauls      14  14  15  12 – 55

WEST BLADEN (38) – Gary Parker, Josh Lewis 1, Shy’Ron Adams 5, Tyre Boykin 25, Donovan Stone, Deonte Lacy, Tra’shawn Ballard, T. J. Smith, Nijeah McKoy 2, Xayvon Davis, Nolan Bryant 5.

ST. PAULS (55) – Anthony Campbell 6, Zarron Glover 2, Caleb Henderson 5, Emonta Smith 4, Jeyvian Tatum 13, Joshua Henderson 2, Marqueise Coleman 3, Erikson Emanuel 4, Waltay Jackson 9, Eric Malloy 4, Josh McNair 1, William Ford, Issac Garner 2, Kevin Oxendine.

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