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ST PAULS – Sophmore T. J. Eichelberger fired in 23 points to lead St. Pauls to a 39-21 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Friday night.

Eichelberger tossed in 2 baskets and 2 free throws in the opening quarter as St. Pauls edged in front 8-7.

Freshman Haley George, junior Kasee Singletary and senior Carley Dawson threw in a basket each for West Bladen, and Lexie Corrothers made a free throw.

Eichelberger bombed in a 3-point shot and sank a trio of free throws in the second period, and teammate Diamond Simms-Moore netted a pair of baskets as the lead grew to 18-9. George delivered the only basket for the Lady Knights in the period.

The St. Pauls lead grew to 30-11 in the third period as Eichelberger buried a pair of 3-point shots and 2 free throws. Simms-Moore dropped in a pair of baskets. Singletary connected for the only West Bladen basket in the quarter.

Singletary drilled in a 3-point shot and 2 more baskets in the final period for the Lady Knights. Junior Seniah Johnson popped in a basket, and junior Mikayla Meadows canned a free throw.

Simms-Moore finished with 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Singletary topped the West Bladen scoring with 11 points, and George followed with 4 points.

The Lady Knights, now 10-6 in the TRC and 13-8 overall, will host South Columbus Tuesday night.

West Bladen  7    2    2   10 – 21
St. Pauls          8  10  12    9 – 39

WEST BLADEN (21) – Haley George 4, Tatiana Hunt, Kasee Singletary 11, Lexie Corrothers 1, Carley Dawson 2, Seniah Johnson 2, Mikayla Meadows 1, Essance Murphy, Hannah Pait, Romona Whitaker, Jessica Labra.