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JV Boys Basketball: West Columbus 41, East Bladen 36

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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.