NAKINA – Nyquan Richardson lit up the scoreboard with 19 second-half points Thursday night as Clarkton School of Discovery rallied for a 42-39 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Nakina.
Nakina took a 33-23 lead into the final quarter, but Richardson made 4 straight free throws, drained a 3-point shot and canned two more baskets to key a 19-6 closing run that carried the Blue Devils to the victory.
Samaj Dove tossed in 2 baskets for Clarkton in the fourth quarter, and Shannon Hankins nailed a 3-point shot in the period.
Richardson’s 19 points topped the CSD scoring, and Hankins chipped in with 12 points. Dove and Lee Barnes added 4 points each.
Hankins bombed in a 3-point shot in the first quarter to keep Clarkton within 8-4 at the quarter break. Hankins drilled in another 3-ball, a 2-point basket and a free throw in the second period, but Nakina padded the lead to 24-12.
Richardson fired in a 3-point shot and made 5 free throws in the third quarter to rally Clarkton. Teammate Matt Kemp added a basket as the Blue Devils trimmed the margin to 33-23.
The Blue Devils will travel to Bladenboro Monday.
Clarkton 4 8 11 19 – 42
Nakina 8 16 9 6 – 39
CLARKTON SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (42) –Hankins 12, Matt Kemp 2, Lee Barnes 4, Lafon Monroe 1, Bethea, Martin, Rodney Lacewell, Johnson, Robbins, Samaj Dove 4, Nyquan Richardson 19, Shannon Hankins, Aniyaes Bethea, Jonathan Johnson, Corey Robbins, Martin Rojas-Jacinto.