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Middle School Boys Basketball: Clarkton School of Discovery 32, Nakina 21

NAKINA – A 14-2 fourth-quarter blitz rallied Clarkton School of Discovery to a 32-21 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Nakina Thursday night.

The Blue Devils trailed 19-18 after 3 periods, but Ja’Nathan Johnson threw in 2 baskets, and Rodney Lacewell sank a basket and 2 free throws to ignite the comeback. Blaine Pope, Noah Hall and Lee Barnes tossed in baskets during the winning run.

Barnes nailed a 3-point shot, another basket and 2 free throws, and Lacewell contributed a basket and a free throw as the Blue Devils grabbed an early 10-5 lead.

Keyon McKoy buried a 3-point shot, and Barnes dropped in a basket and a free throw to keep the Blue Devils ahead 16-10 at halftime.  

Nakina’s Daquan Cox buried a pair of 3-point shots as the Mustangs rode a 9-2 spurt to a 19-18 lead. Barnes scored the only Clarkton basket in the quarter.

Barnes led the Blue Devil scoring with 14 points. Lacewell finished with 7 points. Cox led the Mustangs with 8 points.

Coach Robert Mazur’s Blue Devils, now 1-1 on the season, will play Elizabethtown Monday in the Bladen County Tournament at Bladenboro. 

Clarkton    10    6    2   14 – 32
Nakina       5     5    9    2  – 21

CSD (32) – Blaine Pope 2, Ja’Nathan Johnson 4, Noah Hall 2, Lee Barnes 14, Rodney Lacewell 7, Matt Kemp, Keyon McKoy 3, Sherman Long, Dashon Campbell, Rashon Reavey, Chris Cromartie, Aiden Hargrove.

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