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TABOR CITY–Senior center Carley Dawson racked up a career-high 16 points Tuesday night to lead West Bladen to a 39-22 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over South Columbus.

Dawson dropped in a pair of first quarter baskets, and juniors Kasee Singletary, Lexie Corrothers and Mikayla Meadows threw in a basket each as the Lady Knights built a 10-0 lead.

After the Lady Knights shutout South Columbus in the first quarter, the Lady Stallions cracked the scoring column with 6 second-period points.

However guard Seniah Johnson popped in a couple of baskets, and Singletary tossed in a basket and a free throw. Corrothers delivered a basket as the West lead grew to 19-6 at halftime.

Dawson broke loose in the third quarter for 4 baskets and a free throw – many of them off of passes from her teammates. Johnson connected for a basket and two free throws to extend the lead to 32-15 at the quarter break.

Singletary drained a basket and a free throw in the final period, and Corrothers added a basket.

Johnson finished with 8 points for the winners, and Corrothers followed with 7 points. Singletary totaled 5 points.

Allison Butler and Carla Turbeville scored 6 points each for South Columbus.

Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights improved to 7-0 in the Three Rivers and 10-2 overall. West Bladen will travel to league-leading East Bladen Friday night for a battle of league unbeaten teams.

West Bladen       10  9  13  7 – 39
South Columbus  0  6    9  7 – 22

WEST BLADEN (39) – Haley George 1, Tatiana Hunt, Kasee Singletary 5, Lexie Corrothers 7, Carley Dawson 16, Seniah Johnson 8, Mikayla Meadows 2, Essance Murphy, Romona Whitaker, Jessica Labra.