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Middle School Boys Basketball: Bladenboro 31, Elizabethtown 26

BLADENBORO – Landon Stanley and Hezekiah Adams combined for 9 points in the final quarter to secure a 31-26 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory for Bladenboro over Elizabethtown Tuesday night.

Bladenboro led 20-15 when Stanley drained a 3-point shot and another basket in the fourth quarter, and Adams threw in 2 baskets. Aaron Lewis added another basket for the Bulldogs.

Dominick Collins tossed in 2 baskets for the Cougars in the final period, and teammates Kewone Maynor, DeJohn Lesane and AaQuan Cotton popped in baskets. Darius Williamson tacked on a free throw.

Stanley led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Adams followed with 8 points, and center Chase Williams dropped in 7 points. DeJohn Lesane topped the Cougar scoring with 8 points, and Collins totaled 7 points.

Williams worked inside for a basket and 2 free throws, and Adams and Stanley netted baskets as the Bulldogs grabbed an 8-4 first period lead. Williamson and Lesane connected for Cougar baskets.

Jemiah Ross and Williams flipped in a basket and a free throw each in the second quarter, and Stanley scored a basket as the Bladenboro lead grew to 16-11 at halftime. Collins drained a 3-point shot, and Williamson and Chace Butler delivered baskets for the Cougars.

Adams and Stanley kept the Bulldogs in front with third quarter baskets, while Lesane answered with a pair of baskets for the Cougars.

Coach Joseph Gore’s Bulldogs improved to 2-1 in league play and 4-2 overall. The Bulldogs will host Tar Heel Thursday night. Elizabethtown, now 1-1 in league play and 1-2 overall, will entertain Whiteville Central Thursday.

Elizabethtown  4  7  4  11 – 26
Bladenboro       8  8  4  11 – 31

ELIZABETHTOWN (26) – J’Marius Smith, Darius Williamson 5, Chris Harding, DeJohn Lesane 8, Dominick Collins 7, Zach Metz, Jaylin Simmons, Kewone Maynor 2, Chace Butler 2, AaQuan Cotton 2, Conner Monroe, Ayden Williams.

BLADENBORO (31) – Andre Moore, Hezekiah Adams 8, Chase Williams 7, Cade Allen, Aaron Lewis 2, Landon Stanley 11, Jackson Pait, Elijah McCollum, Tylik McCall, Jemiah Ross 3, Brandon McDonald, Breenan Greene, Trent Meares.

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