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BLADENBORO – Keyshawn Kemp scored 10 of his game-high 20 points in the final quarter to lift East Bladen to a 38-33 non-conference jayvee boys basketball victory Tuesday over West Bladen.

The Knights’ Jamari Adams drained a 3-point shot, and JaQuan Lesane put back a rebound basket to tie the game 30-30. Kemp dropped in a pair of lay-ups- one off an assist from Khalil McKoy to push the Eagles back in front 34-30.

Damarion Bryant stole the ball and drove for a lay-up to pull West to within 34-32, but Kemp got behind the Knight press for a lay-up then powered in a rebound basket for a 38-32 lead.

The Knights raced to an early 16-5 lead as Sayvion Covington, Blake Britt and Adams buried 3-point shots. Lesane pumped in 2 baskets in the period.

The Eagles rallied to within 18-16 in the 2nd period as Torrean Cogdell tossed in 3 foul shots and a basket, and Khalil McKoy bombed in a 3-point shot. Three baskets from Kemp helped the Eagles edge ahead 28-25 in the 3rd quarter.

Cogdell followed Kemp on the Eagle scoring list with 8 points. Bryant led West Bladen with 9 points. Lesane finished with 8 points, and Adams chipped in with 6 points.

The Knights, now 0-2, will travel to Wilmington Hoggard Thursday, while East Bladen (1-1) will host Topsail Thursday.

East Bladen      5  11  12  10 — 38
West Bladen  16    2    7    8 — 33

East Bladen (38) – Landyn Scott, Jaquan McRae, Torrean Cogdell 8, Ihon Thomas, Braylan Johnson, Kyran McKoy, Khalil McKoy 3, Braylon Cromartie, Isaiah Garner 4, Keyshawn Kemp 20, ZaQuay Gray, Sheldon Melvin, Nathan Demery, John Monroe, Kaden Johnson 1.

West Bladen (33) – Darren Davis, Ayden Williams 2, Jamari Adams 6, Damarion Bryant 9, Connor Hill, Brayden Steele, Blake Britt 4, Justin Spaulding, Omari Brown, John McDowell, JaQuan Lesane 8, Keonta Hill 3, Sayvion Covington 3.

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