TABOR CITY – West Bladen’s Knights raced to a 15-6 first quarter lead en route to a 33-22 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over South Columbus Tuesday.
Javontae Matthews drained a 3-point shot and another basket to lead the early Knight spurt. Keshawn Ballard and Travail Baldwin tossed in a basket and a free throw each, Josiah Brown sank 2 free throws, and Anthony Mitchell pumped in a basket in the first quarter.
Jordan Underwood dashed to the rim for a basket and a free throw, Anthony Cowan popped in a field goal, Ballard cashed in 2 free throws, and Matthews hit a free throw as the Knight lead grew to 23-11.
Brown buried a 3-point shot, and Matthews and Cowan threw in baskets as the Knight lead stretched to 30-13, before the Stallions trimmed the margin to 30-20 at the third quarter break.
Underwood netted a final quarter basket, and Mitchell tacked on a free throw.
Matthews topped the Knight scoring list with 8 points. Underwood, Ballard and Brown finished with 5 points each.
Coach Jason Hemingway’s Knights, now 8-10 on the season, will host St. Pauls Wednesday night.
West Bladen 15 8 7 3 – 33
South Columbus 6 5 9 2 – 22
WEST BLADEN (33) – Travail Baldwin 3, Javontae Matthews 8, Anthony Cowan 4, Amir Stepps, Jordan Underwood 5, Keshawn Ballard 5, Anthony Mitchell 3, Aaron Thompson, Josiah Brown 5, Devon Strange, Alan Breakfield, Walter Bealon, Layne RossShare: