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Girls Basketball: West Bladen 44, Red Springs 11

RED SPRINGS – Senior Lexie Corrothers poured in 17 points, and West Bladen rode a 19-0 third-quarter blitz to a 44-11 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over Red Springs on Friday night.

Corrothers threw in 2 baskets and a free throw as the Lady Knights jumped in front 9-2, then tossed in a trio of free throws in the second quarter.

Sophomore Haley George pumped in a basket and a free throw, and seniors Kasee Singletary and Mikayla Meadows added baskets as the West lead grew to 21-7 at halftime.

Corrothers blistered the nets with 4 baskets and a free throw in the third period, and George flipped in a pair of baskets. Senior Seniah Johnson and freshman Lainey Autry tossed in baskets, and freshman Rylee Chadwick sank 2 free throws to push the lead to 40-7.

Meadows and George popped in 4th quarter baskets for West. George finished with 11 points, and Johnson followed with 6 points.

Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights raised their record to 2-0 in league play and 4-1 overall. The Lady Knights will host East Columbus on Tuesday night.

West Bladen  9  12  19  4 – 44
Red Springs  2    5    0  4 – 11

WEST BLADEN (44) – Lainey Autry 2, Haley George 11, Ocean Woody, Kasee Singletary 2, Lexie Corrothers 17, Seniah Johnson 6, Rylee Chadwick 2, Mikayla Meadows 4, Essance Murphy, Jamiyah Melvin-Hall.

RED SPRINGS (11) – Cassidy Pevia, Jaliyah Bratcher 2, Akiyah McMillan 1, Anyla Hunt 2, Elora Oxendine, Amari McLean 2, Jocelyn Maynor 4, Anaja McArthur.

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