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TABOR CITY – Tyleah Freeman fired in 8 points to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 20-10 lead and eventual 20-15 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls’ basketball victory over Tabor City Thursday.

Montiera Richardson tossed in a pair of baskets in the 1st period, teammate Paris Jenkins sank 2 free throws, and Ellie Kinlaw and Freeman added baskets as the Blue Devils took an early 10-8 lead.

Freeman drained a 3-point shot, and Nevaeh Brown threw in a basket as the Clarkton lead grew to 17-10 at halftime. Freeman nailed a 3-point shot in the 3rd period to pad the lead to 20-10, before the Lady Eagles rallied to within 5 points in the final quarter.

Richardson followed Freeman on the Clarkton scoring list with 4 points. D. Johnson led Tabor City with 8 points.

It was the first conference game for Coach Hakeem Swindell’s Lady Blue Devils who improved to 2-1 overall. Clarkton will host Nakina Tuesday.

Clarkton   10  7  3  0 – 20
Tabor City  8  2  0  5 – 15

CLARKTON SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (20) -Imani Bowens, Nevaeh Brown 2, Paris Jenkins 2, Ellie Kinlaw 2, Haley Taylor, Aniya Willis, Kynzlee Wood, Rahnyia McLean, Tyleah Freeman 8, TieKerah Tisdale, Shenandoah Fowler, Montiera Richardson 4.

TABOR CITY (15) – T. Gattis 2, J. Hewett 2, Y. Johnson 3, D. Johnson 8, K. McClure, D. Williams.

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