Photos by Kenneth Armstrong
ROWLAND – East Bladen’s Lady Eagles ran their winning streak to fifteen games in a row Wednesday night with a 57-37 victory at South Robeson in Three Rivers Conference girls basketball action.
The Lady Eagles retained their 2-game lead in the league standings with a 14-1 record and are 19-1 overall. East Bladen played Wednesday without leading scorer Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson who was out with the flu.
Sophmore Patience Ward led the Lady Eagles with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals. Senior Shardajah Brown helped pick up the scoring load in Moore-Peterson’s absence by firing in 12 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.
Junior Erica McKoy filled up the stat sheet for the winners with 10 points, 8 steals, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Junior Ashley Hardin tossed in 6 points. Sophmore Lorna Mendell collected 5 rebounds, and sophmore Izzy Smith and junior Anna Kate White added 4 rebounds each.
The Lady Eagles raced to a 19-7 first quarter lead and widened the gap to 31-13 at halftime. The East Bladen lead grew to 45-24 after 3 quarters.
East Bladen will travel to East Columbus Friday night.
EAST BLADEN (57) – Katie Evans, Erica McKoy 10, Kaley Smith 2, Izzy Smith 4, Shardajah Brown 12, Anna Kate White 2, Kabarah Moore 2, Abbey Cross 4, Patience Ward 13, Ashley Hardin 6, Lorna Mendell 2.