04/16/2024
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BLADENBORO – Cade Allen and Gavin Elks shared scoring honors with 7 points each Tuesday as West Bladen edged Clinton 30-28 in Southeastern Athletic Conference jayvee boys basketball action.

Connor Monroe and center Tyleak Ballard finished with 6 points each for the winners. Elks nailed a pair of 2nd half 3-point shots and netted a free throw for the Knights who carried a 20-18 lead into the final period. Monroe, Ballard and Allen all scored 4th quarter baskets for West.

Allen drained a 3-point shot, and Monroe and Ballard popped in 2 baskets each as the Knights built a 13-8 halftime lead. Charles Williams sank 2 free throws in the 2nd period for West.

Elijah McCollum and Allen threw in 3rd quarter baskets for the Knights, and Elks buried the 3-ball to keep West on top. Jacob Baggett led the Dark Horses with 12 points, and Holden Spell tallied 9 points.

Coach Matt Hill’s Knight jayvees improved to 3-4 in SAC-7 play and 6-8 overall. West Bladen will entertain East Bladen Monday.

Clinton            2  6  10  10 –28
West Bladen  7  6    7  10 – 30

Clinton (28) – Zachary Pope, Adam Catlett, Aaron Landrum 5, Daevarius Hemmingway, Holden Spell 9, Jacob Baggett 12, Cullen Brewer, J. Warren, C. Parker, J. Sinclair 2, K. Wilson, T. Moore.

West Bladen (30) – Elijah McCollum 2, Gavin Elks 7, Noah Hall, Charles Williams 2, Jamari Adams-Peterson, Cade Allen 7, Justin Spaulding, Donovon Tubbs, Connor Monroe 6, Tyleak Ballard 6.

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