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JV Boys Basketball: Wallace-Rose Hill 35, West Bladen 29

DUBLIN – A fourth quarter West Bladen rally came up short Wednesday night as Wallace-Rose Hill held on for a 35-29 Four County Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over the Knights.

The Bulldogs built a 21-9 halftime lead. Sophmore Kerron Washington bombed in a 3-point shot and another basket for the Knights in the first half. Freshman Tyre Boykin tossed in a pair of baskets in the third period as the Knights narrowed the gap to 25-16.

Boykin drove for a pair of lay-ups to begin the final quarter that sliced the Bulldog lead to 25-20. Boykin drained a 3-point shot that pulled West Bladen to within 27-23 midway the period.

The Bulldogs scored a basket, but Washington sank a free throw to narrow the gap to 29-24 with 2:25 remaining. Boykin made 2 free throws and tossed in a runner to keep the margin at 6 points, but the Knights could get no closer.

Boykin lit up the scoreboard with 17 points, and Washington finished with 6 points to lead the West Bladen scoring.

The Knights are 2-3 in conference play and will travel to Midway Friday night.

WEST BLADEN (29) – Kristawn Baldwin, Kerron Washington 6, Jaheim Lesane 1, Eddie Perez 1, Trenton Lyons, Jackson Norris, Tre’shawn Ballard 1, Shemaiah Leak 1, Nijeah McKoy, Trequan Spivey, Jason Moore 2, Tyre Boykin 17, Tyrese Retomar, Nolan Bryant, Nathan Brisson, Ronald Thompson.

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