Girls Basketball: West Bladen 40, South Columbus 38bladenonline 02/10/2018 0 COMMENTS
Coach Brian McCleney’s West Bladen squad improves to 8-16 on the season and advances to a TRC Tournament quarterfinal Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Red Springs.
South Columbus took a 31-30 lead into the final period, but five different Lady Knights – sophomores Lexie Corrothers and Seniah Johnson, seniors Patience Parker and Chasitty Lacey, and freshman Nyasia Ellison – scored a basket each as West Bladen pulled out the victory.
Junior Caila Turbeville threw in a pair of first quarter baskets as the Lady Stallions built a 10-7 lead. Senior Elizabeth Allbright threw in a basket and a free throw for West Bladen, Parker sank 3 free throws, and Corrothers hit a free throw.
Lacey drained a 3-point basket and another basket in the second quarter, Parker buried a 3-point shot, and juniors Carley Dawson and Conner Brisson fired in baskets. Senior Mikayla Winebarger tossed in 2 free throws as the Lady Knights pulled to within 22-21 at halftime.
Corrothers connected for 2 more baskets in the third period. Parker popped in a basket, Allbright nailed 2 free throws, and Nyasia Ellison hit a free throw to keep West within 31-30.
Parker topped the Lady Knight scoring with 10 points. Corrothers and Lacey finished with 7 points each, and Allbright totaled 5 points.
Carson Powell led South Columbus with 10 points, and Turbeville followed with 9 points.
West Bladen (40) – Conner Brisson 2, Mikayla Winebarger 2, Lexie Corrothers 7, Carley Dawson 2, Patience Parker 10, Seniah Johnson 2, Chasitty Lacey 7, Elizabeth Allbright 5, Scjada Ellison, Nyasia Ellison 3.