05/22/2024
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West Bladen High School LogoSoEast Bladen High Schoolphomore Yolanda Coston poured in 8 first quarter points to spark East Bladen’s jayvee girls to a 16-9 first quarter lead, and the Lady Eagles went on to claim a 43-34 Four County Conference victory over visiting West Bladen Wednesday night.

Coston bombed in a pair of 3-point shots and added another bucket in the quarter. Guard Michelle Page rang up 6 of her 7 points in the opening period.

Jerena Purdie pumped in 7 points of West Bladen’s 9 points in the quarter.

Freshman Elizabeth Allbright tossed in 4 of her 6 points for West Bladen in the second period as the Lady Knights trimmed the East lead to 26-18 at halftime.

Shanya Allen who finished with 10 points for East Bladen dropped in 4 points in the second period and 4 more in the third as the Lady Eagles pushed the margin up to 36-25 at the third quarter break.

Tania Simpson drained a 3-point shot and flipped in a 2-point basket in the final quarter to keep the Lady Eagles on top. Simpson finished with 12 points to lead the East Bladen scoring.

Purdie fired in a game-high 14 points for West Bladen, and teammate Patience Parker followed with 8 points.

Coach Megan Kirby’s Lady Eagles improved to 3-2 in the conference and 6-4 overall. East Bladen travels to Midway Friday night, while the West Bladen girls host Wallace-Rose Hill Saturday at 2 p.m.

West Bladen (34) – Mikayla Winebarger 4, Elizabeth Allbright 6, Patience Parker 8, Anna Moser, Jerena Purdie 14, Brittany Shaw , Brianna Nance, Chasity Lacey, Bailey Bullard, Natalie Severine, Luzero Jimenez, Angel Locklear, Helen Lopez, Indyah Willams 2.

East Bladen (43) – Jayme Frady, Tatiyuana Graham, Danika Spaulding, Miasha Smith, Yolanda Coston 8, Tania Simpson 12, Nautica Graham, Trinity Baldwin, Cortney Jernigan, Shanya Allen 10, Deija Edwards 2, Casey Bilger, Alexis Lewis, Michelle Page 7, Danielle McDowell 4.

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