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Middle School Boys Basketball: Elizabethtown 38, Nakina 26

NAKINA – Malcolm Bolden pumped in 20 points to lead Elizabethtown to a 38-26 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Nakina Monday night.

The Cougars started slowly with Bolden scoring their only first period basket as the Mustangs took a 6-2 lead.

Bolden caught fire in the second quarter connecting on a trio of baskets. Dominic Collins and Jacob Nixon bombed in 3-point shots, Phillip McKiver threw in a basket and a free throw, and Zamar Lewis popped in a basket as the Cougars rode a 17-5 spurt to a 19-11 halftime lead.

Bolden raced to the rim for 2 baskets and 2 free throws in the third quarter, and McKiver and Nixon drained 3-point shots as the lead grew to 30-16.

Bolden pumped in a trio of baskets and a free throw in the final quarter, and J’marius Smith tacked on a free throw. Nakina’s Riggins canned 6 free throws in the quarter.

McKiver and Nixon followed Bolden with 6 points each for the winners. Carter Lee led Nakina with 9 points, and Riggins added 8 points.

Coach Larry Williams’ Cougars raised their record to 8-1 and will travel to Hallsboro Tuesday.

Elizabethtown  2  17  11    8 – 38
Nakina                6    5    5  10 – 26

ELIZABETHTOWN (38) – Phillip McKiver 6, Cameron White, Yontee Dobson, Jacob Nixon 6, Malcolm Bolden 20, Dominic Collins 3, Peyton Tatum, Zamar Lewis 2, J’marius Smith 1, Taran McNeill, Tyreon Graham. Carter Lee 9 Riggins 8

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