Photos by Kenneth Armstrong
BLADENBORO – Deonte Lacy and Gary Parker combined for 27 points Thursday night as Bladenboro outlasted Clarkton School of Discovery 50-48 in double overtime in Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys basketball action.
Ricky Brisson tossed in a basket and a free throw for the Bulldogs in the second overtime. Parker dropped in a basket, Deonte Lacy sank 2 free throws, and Bryley Williams hit a free throw as Bladenboro outscored the Blue Devils 8-6 in the period.
Samaj Dove connected on 3 free throws for Clarkton in the second overtime, Lamont Pridgen made 2 foul shots, and Travail Baldwin hit one.
Lacy topped all scorers with 16 points for the Bulldogs. Parker finished with 11 points, and Brisson and Williams scored 6 points each.
Anthony McGill led the Blue Devils with 13 points, and Nyquan Richardson followed with 11 points, Dove and Pridgen totaled 7 points each.
Pridgen and McGill hurled in a basket and 2 free throws each for the Blue Devils in the first quarter, and Dove sank 2 foul shots as the visitors edged in front 10-9.
Lacy pumped in 2 baskets and 2 free throws for the Bulldogs in the quarter, Brycen Blackmon popped in a basket, and Anthony Mitchell added a free throw.
Parker nailed a 3-point shot and 4 of 5 free throws in the second quarter to key a 17-6 Bulldog spurt that produced a 26-16 halftime lead.
Blackmon buried a 3-point shot, Lacy delivered a basket and a free throw, and Brisson and Williams contributed a basket each.
Donnie Ezzell hurled in a second-period basket for the Blue Devils, Richardson canned 2 free throws, and Pridgen and Javius Brooks hit one each.
McGill sparked a Clarkton third period rally with 2 baskets and a free throw. Dove and Richardson added baskets as the Blue Devils trimmed the margin to 30-25.
Mitchell and Jaylen Newkirk scored baskets for the Bulldogs in the third period.
The Clarkton rally continued in the fourth quarter as Richardson drained a 3-point shot and another basket. McGill hurled in 2 baskets, and Robert McKoy pumped in a basket and a free throw as the Blue Devils tied the game.
Lacy powered in a basket and a free throw, Parker sank 2 free throws, and Williams and Brisson added a free throw each to get the Bulldogs to overtime tied 37-37.
Williams and Lacy knocked down 2 free throws each in the first overtime, and Mitchell made one foul shot for the Bulldogs.
Brooks drilled in a 3-point shot, and Richardson banged in a basket to get the Blue Devils to the second overtime tied 42-42.
The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with the victory. The Blue Devils are now 2-2 on the season.
CLARKTON SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (48) – Nyquan Richardson 11, Lamont Pridgen 7, Anthony McGill 13, Sam Inscoe, Samaj Dove 7, Lee Barnes, Javius Brooks 4, Joe Lacewell, C. J. Jones, Travail Baldwin 1, Robert McKoy 3, Donnie Ezzell 2.
BLADENBORO (50) – Anthony Mitchell 4, Gary Parker 11, Brycen Blackmon 5, Jaylen Newkirk 2, Deonte Lacy 16, Ricky Brisson 6, Bryley Williams 6, Kaiden Stanley.