West Bladen’s loss at Croatan Tuesday night officially concluded the 2014-2015 High School Sports season for Bladen County teams, and local fans witnessed the heroics of some outstanding athletes.
Three Bladen athletes were named Four County Conference Players of the Year for their respective sports, including Farrell Murchison –Football; Lacey Suggs – Girls Basketball; and Rahu Purdie – Boys Basketball.
Murchison set a number of East Bladen rushing records including single-season (2,491 yards) and career (5,700 yards) as the Eagles shared the Four County Championship with Clinton and Wallace-Rose Hill. Coach Robby Priest’s Eagles finished 10-3 and reached the second round of the play-offs.
Suggs poured in over 22 points per game to lead Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles to a 26-1 record and the Sectional Finals where they were eliminated by eventual Class 2-A State Runner-up Kinston. East Bladen rolled through the Four County Conference with a 14-0 record.
Purdie averaged 18.5 points and 4 assists per game, while shooting 53 percent from the field as he led West Bladen to the Four County Conference title. West Bladen was eliminated in the final seconds of the Sectional Finals by Class 2-A Eastern Runner-up Fairmont.
In the spring sports East Bladen finished second in the Four County Conference softball race and was the No. 1 Class 2-A seed from the conference. The Lady Eagles finished 14-6 for the season.
Coach Kim Cain’s West Bladen baseball squad finished third in the Four County and reached the third round of the Class 2-A play-offs, before finishing with a 12-9 record.Share: