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JV Girls Basketball: East Bladen 25, Red Springs 23

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RED SPRINGS – Center Makayla Dixon and guard Mariah Smith combined for 18 points Tuesday to lead East Bladen to a 25-23 Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over Red Springs.

Dixon led the Lady Eagles with 10 points, and Smith tossed in 8 points. East Bladen raced to early leads of 8-2 and 16-7 at halftime. Red Springs trimmed the margin to 20-14 at the third quarter break.

Coach Megan Kirby’s Lady Eagles improved to 2-1 in the TRC and 3-1 overall. East Bladen will travel to Jacksonville Northside Thursday.

East Bladen  8  8  4  5 – 25
Red Springs 2  5  7  9 – 23

EAST BLADEN (25) – Tahjanae Bell, Calise Jackson 2, Lavada Jackson 4, Azariah Rhodie, Mariah Smith 8, Brianna Phillips, Ronkira Lennon 1, Joi Kemp, Perla Haro, Makayla Dixon 10.