LAKE WACCAMAW – East Columbus rode a 10-1 third-period spurt to a 23-11 Three Rivers Conference junior varsity girls basketball victory over West Bladen Tuesday.
East Columbus held a narrow 9-8 lead at halftime, before their decisive run opened up a 19-9 lead.
Sanauwa Campbell tossed in 10 points to lead the Lady Gator scoring. Freshman Hannah Pait fired in 6 points in the first half to keep West Bladen close.
The Lady Knights will travel to Whiteville next Tuesday.
West Bladen 2 6 1 2 – 11
East Columbus 3 6 10 4 – 23
WEST BLADEN (11) – Ocean Woody, Xiomara Phair, Alexandria Perez, Tinyauh Rhoda 1, Jamiyah Melvin Hall 2, Taylor West, Kylee Ward, Hannah Pait 6, Suri Cordova, Anniya Phillips 2, Olivia McCarty.