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Girls Basketball: East Bladen 66, West Columbus 21

CERRO GORDO – A 47-7 first-half blitz propelled East Bladen to a 66-21 Three Rivers Conference girls’ basketball victory over West Columbus Tuesday night.

Sophomore Alexus Mitchell fired in a pair of 3-point shots and another basket during the Lady Eagles 21-7 first quarter spurt. Seniors Abbey Cross and Patience Ward threw in 2 baskets each. Sophomore Mya McDonald nailed a 3-point shot, and senior Lorna Mendell dropped in a basket.

Freshman AnnaGrey Heustess worked the paint for 2 baskets and 3 free throws as the Eagles shutout the Lady Vikings 26-0 in the second quarter. McDonald drained a 3-point shot, another basket and a free throw. Ward sank 3 free throws and a basket. Cross popped in 2 more baskets, and Mendell and Aaniyah Jackson added a basket each.

Mitchell buried a 3-point shot, another basket and a free throw in the third quarter. McDonald tossed in a basket and a free throw, Mendell and freshman Maegan Burney delivered a basket each, and junior Sara Gargala hit a free throw as the lead grew to 61-14.

Jackson drilled in a 3-point shot and another basket in the fourth quarter.

Mitchell led the Lady Eagles with 14 points, 5 assists and 3 steals. McDonald filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and 4 rebounds. Ward finished with 9 points, 3 steals and 2 assists.

Cross totaled 8 points, Heustess racked up 7 points and 2 assists. Jackson finished with 7 points and 2 steals. Mendell followed with 6 points and 5 rebounds. Gargala pulled down 5 rebounds, and junior Katie Evans added 2 steals and 2 assists.

Hailey Brown led West Columbus with 12 points.

Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles improved to 11-1 in TRC play and 17-3 overall and will travel to Fairmont Friday night. 

East Bladen           21     26    14     5 –  66
West Columbus      7       0      7      7 –  21

East Bladen (66) – Katie Evans, Lily Lin, Mya McDonald 12, Alexus Mitchell 14, AnnaGrey Heustess 7, Karlie Priest, Abbie Cross 8, Maegan Burney 2, Patience Ward 9, Sara Gargala 1, Aaniyah Jackson 7, Lorna Mendell 6. 

West Columbus (21) – L. Gerald 7, Jamesee Lawson, G McKinney, LeOndra Smith, Haley Brown 12, Crytaisa Page, K. Tatum 2.

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