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BLADENBORO – Gary Parker and Deonte Lacy combined for 26 points Thursday night to lead Bladenboro to a 48-24 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Tar Heel.

Lacy worked the paint for a basket and 2 free throws, and Parker tossed in a basket and a free throw in the opening quarter as the Bulldogs took a 9-7 lead. Kearean Ballard netted a pair of baskets to keep the Panthers close.

Hezekiah Adams drilled in a 3-point shot, and Parker and Jabari Adams added baskets as the Bulldogs built an 18-14 halftime lead. Ballard canned 2 free throws and a basket for Tar Heel in the period.

Michael Young pumped in a trio of baskets and a free throw to lead a 17-6 Bladenboro third period run. Parker sank 4 free throws and a basket in the quarter, and Lacy and Landon Stanley popped in a basket each as the lead grew to 35-20.

Ikeir Murchison and Ahmir Stepps connected for a basket each for the Panthers, and Ballard hit 2 free throws in the quarter. Ballard and Aquani Hilton scored Tar Heel baskets in the final period.

Lacy powered in a trio of baskets in the fourth quarter, and Parker flipped in a basket and a free throw. Cade Allen and Jabari Allen threw in baskets for the Bulldogs.

Parker led the Bulldogs with 14 points, and Lacy followed with 12 points. Young finished with 7 points. Stanley and Jabari Adams totaled 4 points each.

Ballard topped the Panther scoring with 12 points. Jordan Underwood tallied 4 points.

Coach Phillip Penny’s Bulldogs, now 3-1, will play in the Bladen County Tournament Tuesday that will be hosted by Tar Heel.

Tar Heel        7  7    6    4 – 24
Bladenboro  9  9  17  13 – 48

TAR HEEL (24) – Deyon McDonald, Ikeir Murchison 3, Kalef Brown, Kearean Ballard 12, Jordan Underwood 4, Aquani Hilton 3, Stefane Jessup, Ahmir Stepps 2, Xavier Lopez, Messyah Whitted, Saquan Lewis, Camron Page, Tyrek Ballard.

BLADENBORO (48) – Landon Stanley 4, Anthony Mitchell 2, Gary Parker 14, Deonte Lacy 12, Michael Young 7, Walter Bealon, Hezekiah Adams 3, Cade Allen 2, Jabari Adams 4, Aaron Thompson, Aaron Wren, Andre Moore, Jemiah Ross, Brandon McDonald, Jake Freauf.