ELIZABETHTOWN –West Columbus outlasted East Bladen 41-36 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action.
Freshman Nazire Smith and Malaki Monroe tossed in baskets in the first quarter, but the Vikings took an 11-5 lead.
Photos by Kenneth Armstrong
Smith fired in 3 baskets and a free throw in the second period, and Monroe dropped in 2 baskets as the Eagles trimmed the West Columbus lead to 22-19 at halftime.
Smith and Zamar Lewis pumped in 2 baskets each in the third quarter, but the Vikings stretched their lead to 34-27. Smith threw in 3 baskets in the final quarter and topped the Eagle scoring with 19 points. Lewis finished with 9 points for East.
A. Lowery led the Vikings with 17 points, and B. McKinney followed with 11 points.
East Bladen will travel to Wallace-Rose Hill Thursday.
West Columbus 11 11 12 7 – 41
East Bladen 5 14 8 9 – 36
EAST BLADEN (36) – Ahmad Powell, Nazire Smith 19, Yontee Dobson, NyQuan Richardson, Cameron White, Sam Inscoe, Marvin McKiver, Zamar Lewis 9, Brandon Fine 2, Corey Robbins, Malaki Monroe 6, Jacob Nixon, Weston Hatcher.