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JV Boys Basketball: East Columbus 22, East Bladen 20

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Columbus rallied in the final quarter to edge East Bladen 22-20 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Gators edged in front 9-6 at halftime. Freshman Malcolm Bolden tossed in a basket and a free throw, Nazire Smith sank 2 free throws and Yontee Dobson hit one for the Eagles.

Smith keyed an Eagle rally in the third period with 2 baskets and 2 free throws, and Dobson dropped in a basket as East Bladen forged ahead 14-13.

Zamar Lewis pumped in 2 baskets and a free throw, and Bolden added a free throw for East Bladen in the final quarter.

Smith led the Eagles with 8 points. Lewis followed with 5 points and Bolden added 4 points.

East Bladen will host Fairmont Wednesday night.

East Columbus  0  9  4  9 – 22
East Bladen       0  6  8  6 – 20

EAST BLADEN (20) – Ahmad Powell, Nazire Smith 8, Yontee Dobson 3, NyQuan Richardson, Sam Inscoe, Marvin McKiver, Zamar Lewis 5, Brandon Fine, Corey Robbins, Malaki Monroe, Jacob Nixon, Weston Hatcher, Malcolm Bolden 4.

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