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Girls Basketball: East Bladen 55, South Columbus 19

ELIZABETHTOWN – Unbeaten East Bladen raced to a 25-3 first quarter lead en route to a 55-19 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over South Columbus on Friday night.

Sophomore Mya McDonald buried a pair of 3-point shots, 2 more baskets and a free throw to key the early Lady Eagle explosion. Sophomore Alexus Mitchell drained a 3-point shot and a 2-point shot, and senior Patience Ward tossed in a basket and 2 free throws.

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong

Ward poured in 5 baskets in the second quarter including a 3-point bomb as the East Bladen lead grew to 40-15 at halftime. Junior Katie Evans and Mitchell fired in 3-point shots in the third period. Mitchell cashed in 4 free throws, and McDonald added a basket and a free throw as the lead grew to 55-17.

Ward topped all scorers with 20 points. McDonald racked up 14 points, and Mitchell finished with 12 points for East. Nonchalont Hemingway scored 6 points for the Lady Stallions.

Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles raised their record to 2-0 in league play and 5-0 overall. The Lady Eagles will travel to Red Springs on Tuesday night.

South Columbus 3  12    2  2 – 19
East Bladen       25  15  15  0 – 55

SOUTH COLUMBUS (19) – Christy Wilson, Nonchalont Hemingway 6, Abbey Stanley, Bella Coleman 4, Laney Cribb, Tyneashia Bellamy 2, Alexis Jordan 2, Bethany Lupo 4, Takya Lewis, Addison Jacobs 1.

EAST BLADEN (55) – Katie Evans 3, Lily Lin 2, Mya McDonald 14, Alexus Mitchell 12, AnnaGrey Heustess, Karlie Priest, Abbie Cross 2, Maegan Burney, Patience Ward 20, Sara Gargala 1, Lorna Mendell 1, Makayla Dixon.

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