East Bladen’s girls basketball team will play in the Laney High School Thanksgiving Invitational Friday and Saturday at Wilmington Laney. Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles are off to a 2-0 start after blow-out wins over Southwest Onslow (52-11) and St. Pauls (57-10).
Friday at 10 a.m. the Lady Eagles will play Jack Britt from Fayetteville. Last year Coach Patty Evers’ East Bladen squad defeated Britt 41-33 in the Laney Invitational. That Britt squad featured Alabama signee Ccoriea Foy and reached the Class 4-A Sectional Finals before finishing with a 20-6 record.
This season Coach Nattie McArthur’s Lady Buccaneers have started 0-3 with losses to Raleigh Leesville Road (47-19), Wilmington Ashley (49-42) and Westover (55-47).
Saturday at 10 a.m. the Lady Eagles will battle Hoke County. The Lady Bucks are off to a 3-1 start with wins over Terry Sanford (40-37), Seventy First (50-29) and Pine Forest 57-53. Hoke County’s lone loss was to South View (49-43).