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Girls Basketball: St. Pauls 54, West Bladen 28

BLADENBORO – St. Pauls rode a 12-1 second period run to a 54-28 victory over West Bladen Wednesday night in Three Rivers Conference girls’ basketball action.

Senior Lexie Corrothers threw in a pair of first quarter baskets, and sophmore Haley George and senior Mikayla Meadows added a basket each to keep the Lady Knights within 10-8 at the quarter break.

Center Iyania Evans keyed the St. Pauls run that opened up a 22-9 halftime lead with 3 free throws and a basket. Corrothers hit a free throw for the only West point in the quarter.

Freshman Jakieya Thompson drained a 3-point shot, another basket and a free throw in the third quarter as the Lady Bulldog lead grew to 37-15. Senior Kasee Singletary fired in a 3-point shot, Meadows worked inside for a basket, and Corrothers made a free throw for the Lady Knights.

Singletary and Corrothers sank 2 free throws and a basket each for West Bladen in the fourth quarter. George tossed in 2 baskets, and senior Seniah Johnson tacked on a free throw.

Corrothers led the Lady Knights with 10 points, Singletary followed with 7 points, and George finished with 6 points.

Evans topped all scorers with 15 points for St. Pauls, and Thompson followed with 11 points.

The Lady Knights, now 11-4 in league play and 14-6 overall, will close out the regular season at East Bladen Friday night.

St. Pauls      10  12  15  17 – 54
West Bladen  8   1    6  13 – 28

ST. PAULS (54) – Taniyah Redmon 2, McKenzie Ransom 4, Marckia Galbreath, T. J. Eichelberger 7, Jakieya Thompson 11, Larkan Maynor 2, Braxtin Kinlaw 4, Shakiya Floyd 4, Taliya Council 5, Tamyra Council, Iyania Evans 15.

WEST BLADEN (28) – Haley George 6, Ocean Woody, Kasee Singletary 7, Lexie Corrothers 10, Seniah Johnson 1, Rylee Chadwick, Mikayla Meadows 4, Essance Murphy, Hannah Pait, Jamiyah Melvin-Hall.

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