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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong

EAST ARCADIA- Bladenboro defeated East Arcadia 34-20 Tuesday in Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys basketball action.

Deonte Lacy threw in a couple of first quarter baskets, Gary Parker sank 3 free throws, and Jaylen Newkirk pumped in a basket and a free throw as the Bulldogs took a 10-4 first quarter lead.

Aljuan Brown drained a 3-point shot, and Emanuel Lewis hit a free throw for East Arcadia in the period. Lewis connected for the only Panther basket of the second quarter.

Ricky Brisson tossed in a pair of baskets for Bladenboro in the second period, and Lacy and Bryley Williams added a basket each as the Bulldog lead grew to 18-6 at halftime.

Newkirk banged in 2 more baskets in the third quarter. Brisson popped in a basket, and Parker canned 2 more free throws.

Lewis dropped in a pair of baskets for East Arcadia in the period, and Kenneth Armstrong and Tyler Pyatt flipped in a basket each to keep the Panthers within 26-14.

Lewis buried a 3-point shot and added a free throw in the fourth quarter and topped all scorers with 11 points. Corey Robbins tallied a final period basket for the Panthers.

Bryley Williams fired in a pair of baskets for Bladenboro in the fourth quarter, and Parker and Brycen Blackmon netted a basket each.

Parker and Newkirk shared scoring honors for the Bulldogs with 7 points each, and Lacy, Brisson and Williams added 6 points each to the balanced Bladenboro attack.

The Bulldogs are now 2-0 on the season.

B’bro (34) – Anthony Mitchell, Gary Parker 7, Brycen Blackmon 2, Jaylen Newkirk 7, Deonte Lacy 6, Ricky Brisson 6, Bryley Williams 6, Jarrett Kinlaw, Jude Stanley, Kaiden Stanley, Walter Bealon, Landon Stanley, Elijah Crabtree, Aaron Wren.

EA (20) – Emanuel Lewis 11, Kenneth Armstrong 2, Trevon Sowers, Aljuan Brown 3, Corey Robbins 2, Malaquie Lewis, Oliverio Matias, David Matias, Shyheem Everette, Tyler Pyatt 2, Dashawn Ballard.