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NAKINA – Kendell Lesane worked the paint for 19 points Thursday night to lead Bladenboro’s Bulldogs to a 41-23 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys’ basketball victory over Nakina.

Kendell Lesane powered in 3 baskets in the opening period. Teammate Ashton Davis added a basket, and Jaquan Lesane netted a free throw as the Bulldogs edged in front 9-6.

Jaquan Lesane bombed in a pair of 3-point shots in the 2nd quarter, and Blake Britt buried another Bulldog 3-ball. Keonta Hill and Kendell Lesane pumped in a basket each as the lead grew to 22-13 at halftime.

Kendell Lesane took charge in the 3rd period dropping in 3 more baskets. Britt and Sincere McKinley popped in baskets to stretch the Bladenboro lead to 32-18.

Two baskets and a free throw from Kendell Lesane highlighted the final quarter scoring. John McDowell and Brayden Steele rang up a basket each for the winners.

Jaquan Lesane finished with 7 points for Bladenboro. Britt followed with 5 points.

Coach Joe Gore’s Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in league play and 5-0 overall and will host Clarkton School of Discovery Thursday.

Nakina           6     7    5  5 -23
Bladenboro  9  13  10  9 –41

Bladenboro (41) – Blake Britt 5, Ashton Davis 2, Jaquan Lesane 7, Kendell Lesane 19, Keonta Hill 2, Chase Bryan, Corben Chadwick, John McDowell 2, Jace Lesane, Darren Davis, Sincere McKinley 2, Calvin Sinclair, Sayvion Covington, Brayden Steele 2, Devin Stanley.

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