03/03/2024
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BLADENBORO –Jaquan Lesane fired in 10 of his game-high 12 points in the opening quarter to spark Bladenboro to an early 16-2 lead and eventual 38-21 non-conference middle school boys basketball victory over Elizabethtown Tuesday night.

Lesane filled up the rims with a 3-point shot, a trio of 2-point baskets and a free throw. Kendell Lesane, Blake Britt and Keonta Hill tossed in a basket each as the Bulldogs built the 16-2 lead. Tykee Hill dropped in the Cougar basket.

Sayvion Covington pumped in a basket and a free throw for Bladenboro in the 2nd period, and Ashton Davis and Kendell Lesane added baskets as the lead grew to 23-4. Nathan Demery popped in the Cougar basket.

Keonta Hill scorched the nets with 3 baskets in the 3rd quarter. Kendell Lesane worked the paint for 2 baskets and a free throw, and Jaquan Lesane flipped in a basket to pad the lead to 36-12. Demery buried a 3-point shot for the Cougars, and Tykee Hill connected on 3 free throws. John Monroe delivered the other Elizabethtown basket.

Jaden Lewis rang up a pair of baskets for the Cougars in the final quarter. Tykee Hill powered in a basket and a free throw, and Monroe netted a basket. Devin Stanley scored the Bulldog basket in the 4th period.

Kendell Lesane finished with 9 points for Bladenboro, and Keonta Hill followed with 8 points. Tykee Hill led the Cougars with 8 points. Demery totaled 5 points, and Lewis and Monroe chipped in with 4 points each.

Coach Joe Gore’s Bulldogs, now 4-0, will travel to Nakina Thursday, while Elizabethtown, now 1-3, will host Whiteville Central Thursday.

Elizabethtown  2  2   8  9 – 21
Bladenboro     16  7  13  2 – 38

Elizabethtown (21) – John Monroe 4, Jaden Lewis 4, Tykee Hill 8, Nathan Demery 5, Jadarius McArthur, Isaiah Lloyd, Damian Maynor, Prince McKoy, Fox Sutton, David Barnes, Kaden Johnson,

Bladenboro (38) – Blake Britt 2, Ashton Davis 2,Jaquan Lesane 12, Kendell Lesane 9, Keonta Hill 8, Chase Bryan, Corben Chadwick, John McDowell, Jace Lesane, Darren Davis, Sincere McKinley, Calvin Sinclair, Sayvion Covington 3, Brayden Steele, Devin Stanley 2.

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