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JV Girls Basketball: West Bladen 20, East Columbus 18

BLADENBORO – West Bladen rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat East Columbus 20-18 Friday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball action.

The Lady Gators took a 14-11 lead into the final period, but Anniya Phillips pumped in a basket and 2 free throws for West, and freshman Hannah Pait worked the paint for a basket and a free throw. Ally Perez tossed in a basket as the Lady Knights rode a 9-4 closing spurt to the victory.

Pait led the Lady Knight scoring with 9 points. Phillips and Perez finished with 4 points each, and Tinyauh Rhoda added 3 points.

East Columbus took an early 4-0 lead, but Pait sank a basket and 4 free throws, and Rhoda threw in a basket as the Lady Knights pulled even 8-8 at halftime.

Perez canned 2 free throws, and Rhoda made a free throw for West in the third quarter.

West Bladen will host Whiteville Friday.

East Columbus  4  4  6  4 – 18
West Bladen      0  8  3  9 -20

WEST BLADEN (20) – Kia Blackwell-Lewis, Ocean Woody, Xiomara Phair, Ally Perez 4, Tinyauh Rhoda 3, Jamiyah Melvin Hall, Taylor West, Kylee Ward, Hannah Pait 9, Anniya Phillips 4, Olivia McCarty.

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