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Girls Basketball: East Bladen 55, Red Springs 9

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RED SPRINGS – An 18-0 East Bladen second-period blitz propelled the Lady Eagles to a 55-9 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over Red Springs Tuesday night.

Senior Patience Ward posted a double-double of 21 points and 11 steals to lead East Bladen. Sophomore Alexus Mitchell pumped in 15 points and dished out 3 assists.

Sophomore Mya McDonald filled the stat sheet with 10 points, 6 steals and 3 assists for the winners. Junior Sara Gargala grabbed 4 rebounds and scored 4 points. Senior Lorna Mendell blocked 3 shots, and junior Katie Evans had 3 steals.

East Bladen built a 14-4 first quarter lead then blew the game open with the second quarter run that pushed the lead to 32-4.

Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles improved to 3-0 in the TRC and 6-0 overall. East Bladen will travel to Jacksonville Northside Thursday night.

East Bladen  14  18  12  12 – 55
Red Springs    4    0    5    0 – 9

EAST BLADEN (55) – Katie Evans, Lily Lin, Mya McDonald 10, Alexus Mitchell 15, AnnaGrey Heustess 2, Karlie Priest 2, Abbie Cross, Maegan Burney, Patience Ward 21, Sara Gargala 4, Aaniyah Jackson 1, Lorna Mendell.