TEACHEY – Senior Maya McDonald posted a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead East Bladen to a 58-25 non-conference girls’ basketball victory over Wallace-Rose Hill Wednesday night.
McDonald also dished out 4 assists and had 4 steals. Junior AnnaGrey Heustess tossed in 11 points and had 3 steals for East. Freshman Laila Smith contributed 10 points, 4 steals and 3 rebounds. Senior Alexus Mitchell tallied 8 points, 3 assists and 2 steals.
Junior Maegan Burney tossed in 6 points and snared 3 rebounds for the winners. Freshman Martha Simmons grabbed 5 rebounds. Freshman Iveonna Ward was credited with 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Junior Karli Priest and sophomore Zoe Smith pulled down 3 rebounds each, and Priest had 2 assists.
Heustess sparked the Lady Eagles to an early 9-4 lead by nailing a pair of 3-point shots and a free throw. Mitchell and McDonald drained 3-point shots in the 2nd period, and McDonald added a 2-point basket. Laila Smith sank 5 of 6 free throws and 2 field goals in the quarter, and Burney threw in a trio of free throws to grow the halftime lead to 30-11.
McDonald bombed in a pair of 3-point baskets in the 3rd quarter and added another hoop. Mitchell and Priest fired in 3-point baskets, and Mitchell flipped in another basket. Heustess popped in a basket and 2 foul shots, and Burney pumped in a basket and a free throw to widen the gap to 53-17.
Simmons made 2 free throws, and Laila Smith hit one in the final quarter. McDonald netted a basket in the period.
Emoni Bethea topped the Lady Bulldog scoring with 10 points, and V. Dobson scored 8 points.
Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles improved to 4-0 and will host Whiteville Friday night.
East Bladen 9 21 23 5 – 58
Wallace-Rose Hill 4 7 6 8 – 19
EB (58) – Iveonna Ward, Martha Simmons 3, Maya McDonald 17, Alexus Mitchell 8, AnnaGrey Heustess 11, Karli Priest 3, Zoe Smith, Maegan Burney 6, Laila Smith 10, Brianna Phillips.
Wallace (25) – Emoni Bethea 10, Aubrey Cole, Iliyah Pearsall, Mala Williams, Nevaeh Faison, Jamie Moses 5, T. Powell, A. Jones, V. Dobson 8, T. Smith 2.