02/07/2023
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East Bladen’s Lady Eagles blitzed Southwest Onslow with a 32-point first quarter and rolled to a 52-11 season-opening non-conference victory Thursday night.

Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles who posted a 26-1 record last season and lost only to Class 2A State Runner-up Kinston led 32-0 at the quarter break and 44-3 at halftime.

Senior Lacey Suggs lit up the scoreboard with a game-high 18 points and filled up the stat sheet with 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Senior Christiana Cromartie tossed in 10 points for the winners and also blocked 2 Lady Stallion shots. Freshman Ashley Hardin pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds, scored 4 points and was credited with 4 steals.

Senior guard Abby Ward dished out a game-high 6 assists and came up with a game-high 5 steals. Ward also tossed in 5 points. Junior Emily Scott grabbed 5 rebounds and tallied 4 points.

All the Lady Eagles who played in the game scored.

East Bladen will host St. Pauls Tuesday at 6 p.m.

East Bladen (52) – Abby Ward 5, Lexie Mendell 2, Michelle Page 3, Emily Scott 4, Lacey Suggs 18, Miller Heustess 2, Danielle McDowell 2, Christiana Cromartie 10, Ashley Hardin 4, Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson 2.

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