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Girls Basketball: West Bladen 55, West Columbus 19

BLADENBORO – West Bladen’s defense sparked the Lady Knights to leads of 16-0, 33-6 and 50-11 en route to a 55-19 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over West Columbus Friday night.

Senior Lexie Corrothers fired in 3 baskets and 3 free throws in the first period as the Lady Knights grabbed the 16-0 lead. Senior Seniah Johnson tossed in 2 baskets, and senior Kasee Singletary flipped in a basket and a free throw.

Senior Mikayla Meadows worked the paint for a trio of baskets in the second quarter. Singletary canned 2 free throws and a basket, and sophomores Haley George and Hannah Pait and junior Jamiyah Melvin-Hall added baskets as the Lady Knight halftime lead grew to 33-6.

George, Corrothers, Meadows and freshman Rylee Chadwick pumped in a basket and a free throw each in the third quarter. Johnson and junior Ocean Woody popped in a basket each to extend the margin to 50-11.

Freshman Lainey Autry drained a 3-point shot in the final period, and Singletary added a basket for the Lady Knights.

Corrothers topped the West Bladen scoring with 12 points, and Singletary followed with 10 points. Meadows finished with 9 points, and Johnson tallied 6 points.

Haley Brown led the West Columbus scoring with 9 points, and LeOndra Smith scored 8 points.

Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights improved to 5-0 in the Three Rivers and 7-2 overall and will travel to unbeaten St. Pauls Tuesday night.

West Columbus    0      6     5     8 – 19
West Bladen        16    17   17    5 – 55

West Columbus (19) – L. Gerald, Jamesee Lawson, G McKinney 2, LeOndra Smith 8, Haley Brown 9, Crytaisa Page.

West Bladen (44) – Lainey Autry 3, Haley George 5, Ocean Woody 3, Kasee Singletary 10, Lexie Corrothers 12, Seniah Johnson 6, Rylee Chadwick 3, Mikayla Meadows 9, Essance Murphy, Hannah Pait 2, Jamiyah Melvin-Hall. 

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