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Girls’ Basketball: St. Pauls 61, West Bladen 7

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BLADENBORO – Jashontae Harris and Au.Nyah Teague combined for 35 points to lead St. Pauls to a 61-7 Southeastern Athletic Conference girls basketball victory over West Bladen Wednesday night.

Harris finished with 18 points and Teague scored 17. Teammate Taliya Council added 9 points.

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong

Freshman Alina Chavez drilled in a 16-footer and sank a free throw for the Lady Knights. Senior Anasia Baxley turned an assist from junior Makayla Wright into a basket and drained a pair of 1st half free throws.

Wright and junior Lainey Autry grabbed 5 rebounds each for West Bladen. Sophomore Kiera Lewis pulled down 4 rebounds.

“The girls did their best,” said Lady Knight Coach Brian McCleney. “You can’t fault their effort even though they were a bit overmatched against one of the best teams in the eastern part of the state. We just have to strive to keep working hard and try to reach their level.”

West Bladen, now 7-6, will travel to Midway Friday night.

St. Pauls            23   25    6     7 – 61
West Bladen     1      4     0     2 –   7

St. Pauls (61) – Taliya Council 9, Au.Nyah Teague 17, Tamyra Council 5, Jakieya Thompson 6, Jashontae Harris 18, Zalaya Gardner 4, Jada McKinnon, Aniyah Easterling 2.

West Bladen (7) –Lainey Autry, Megan Pait, Makayla Wright, Kirsten Warrick, Kiera Lewis, Alina Chavez 4, Anasia Baxley 3, Hannah Pait.