Girls Basketball: West Bladen 60, South Columbus 24
BLADENBORO – Senior Lainey Autry and junior Kiera Lewis fired in 12 points each Tuesday night to lead West Bladen’s Lady Knights to their 7th straight win – 60-24 over South Columbus – in non-conference girls’ basketball action.
Ten different players scored for Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights, now 7-1, who will travel to North Brunswick Wednesday night for their final game of 2022. Sophomore Holland Davis and freshman Kali Allen tossed in 8 points each. Junior Brookee Singletary pumped in 6 points, and senior Rylee Chadwick added 5.
Autry popped in a pair of baskets during an early 17-6 West Bladen surge. Allen and freshman Natalee Sykes buried 3-point shots, and Singletary and Lewis flipped in baskets. Junior Megan Pait sank 2 free throws.
Davis and Autry bombed in 3-point shots in the 2nd period, and Singletary and senior Kirsten Warrick drained 2 free throws each as the Lady Knight lead grew to 27-10 at halftime.
Autry and Davis nailed 3-point shots in the 3rd quarter. Davis tacked on 2 free throws, and freshman Faith Wren and Allen threw in baskets to pad the lead to 39-19.
Lewis blistered the nets with a 3-ball, 2 more baskets and a trio of free throws to spark a 21-5 West closing run. Allen knocked down another 3-point shot. Chadwick sank 2 free throws and another basket, and Singletary and Autry rang up a basket each.
Bella Coleman led the Lady Stallions with 8 points.
South Columbus 6 4 9 5 – 24
West Bladen 17 10 12 21 – 60
SOUTH COLUMBUS (24) – Kyleigh Reaves 2, Jordane Cribb 1, Jakiyah Graham 4, Trinity Strickland 4, Bella Coleman 8, Jenaysha Jackson, Denisha Scott 4, June Perritte, Zyeainna Drayton, Candence Sasser.
WEST BLADEN (60) – Lainey Autry 12, Megan Pait 2, Holland Davis 8, Faith Wren 2, Rylee Chadwick 5, Kirsten Warrick 2, Brookee Singletary 6, Kiera Lewis 12, Natalee Sykes 3, Kali Allen 8, Alina Chavez.