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JV Boys Basketball: West Bladen 32, Clinton 19

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BLADENBORO – West Bladen raced to an 18-6 halftime lead en route to a 32-19 non-conference jayvee boys basketball victory over Clinton Friday night.

Javontae Matthews and Anthony Mitchell drained 3-point shots, and Keshawn Ballard tossed in a basket and a free throw as the Knights took a 9-4 first quarter lead.

Matthews threw in a basket and a free throw, and Mitchell, Travail Baldwin and Anthony Cowan pumped in baskets during a 9-2 second period run by West.

Baldwin and Ballard dropped in baskets to keep the Knight lead at 23-14. Matthews sank 4 free throws in the final quarter, and Ballard and Keshawn Ballard added baskets.

Matthews topped the Knight scoring with 10 points. Ballard followed with 7 points, and Mitchell totaled 6 points.

Coach Jason Hemingway’s Knights evened their record at 3-3 with the victory. West Bladen will host Whiteville Friday night.

Clinton          4  2  8  5 -19
West Bladen  9  9  5  9 – 32

WEST BLADEN (32) – Travail Baldwin 4, Javontae Matthews 10, Anthony Cowan 3, Amir Stepps, Jordan Underwood, Keshawn Ballard 7, Alan Breakfield, Anthony Mitchell 6, Aaron Thompson, Devin Strange, Josiah Brown 2.