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Girls Basketball East Bladen 69, Pender 23

East Bladen’s unbeaten Lady Eagles raced to a 27-5 first quarter lead and rolled to a 69-23 Four County Conference victory over Pender on Senior Night at East.

An 18-7 second quarter surge stretched the Lady Eagle lead to 45-12 at halftime, and the margin grew to 61-21 after 3 periods.

Junior Lacey Suggs topped the East Bladen scoring with 24 points and added 7 steals, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.  Senior center Imani Turner-Dobson dominated the inside play with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocked shots.

Senior Abbey Norris contributed 9 points and 5 rebounds for the winners, and junior point guard Abby Ward finished with 7 points, 6 steals and 4 assists. Junior Christiana Cromartie was credited with 4 steals and 4 assists.

The Lady Eagles, the NC Preps No. 1 Class 2-A team in the state, raised their record to 10-0 in the league and 20-0 overall. East Bladen will travel to Rocky Point Trask Tuesday night.

Seniors Imani Turner-Dobson, Abbey Norris and Lexi Dawson were honored in Senior Night festivities.

EB (69) – Abby Ward 7, Lexie Mendell 2, Lacey Suggs 24, Miller Heustess 1, Christiana Cromartie 2, Abbey  Norris 9, Imani Turner-Dobson 16, Emily Scott 6, Shardajah Brown 2, Lexi Dawson.

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