ROSEBORO – Sophomore Mallory Bryan fired in 14 points to lead West Bladen to a 35-26 non-conference girls’ basketball victory over Lakewood Wednesday night.
Bryan tossed in a pair of 1st quarter baskets, and junior Lainey Autry drained a 3-point shot as the Lady Knights built an 8-4 lead. Bryan and junior Azillyah McDonald dropped in baskets in the 2nd period that grew the West lead to 12-6 at halftime.
Sophomore Megan Pait nailed a 3-point shot and a free throw, and Bryan popped in 2 more baskets to grow the Lady Knight lead to 20-13. Autry added a bucket as the lead grew to 22-13 at the quarter break.
Sophomore Brookee Singletary worked the paint for 2 baskets and a free throw in the final period. Bryan pumped in 2 more baskets, and freshmen Kiera Lewis and Holland Davis added a basket each to keep the Lady Knights on top.
Singletary and Autry finished with 5 points each for the winners. Pait followed with 4 points. Junior Gwendolyn King led Lakewood with 10 points, and senior Tiyah Owens added 9 points.
Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights improved to 2-1 and will host West Columbus Friday night. West Bladen was without 6 players who are quarantined due to contact tracing for the 2nd consecutive game.
West Bladen 8 4 10 13 – 35
Lakewood 4 2 7 13 -26
WB (35) –Lainey Autry 5, Megan Pait 4, Mallory Bryan 14, Holland Davis 2, Azillyah McDonald 2, Brookee Singletary 5, Kiera Lewis 3, Anasia Baxley.
Lakwood (26) –Sariya Doss 4, Gwendolyn King 10, Sabrena Hogan 1, Anna Hobbs 2, Tiyah Owens 9.