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ELIZABETHTOWN- Guard Malcolm Bolden lit up the scoreboard with 28 points Monday night to lead Elizabethtown to a 44-42 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Bladenboro.

Bolden drove to the rim for a trio of baskets in the opening quarter, and Jacob Nixon drilled in a 3-point shot and another basket as the Cougars built an 11-7 lead.

Guard Gary Parker tossed in a basket and 2 free throws for the Bulldogs in the period, Hezekiah Adams flipped in a basket, and Anthony Mitchell netted a free throw.

Bolden buried a pair of 3-point shots in the second quarter, and Nixon bombed in a 3-point shot and another basket as the Elizabethtown halftime lead grew to 22-15.Parker pumped in a basket and a trio of free throws for the Bulldogs, center Deonte Lacy made 2 free throws, and Mitchell hit one.

Parker rallied the Bulldogs with 3 baskets in the third period. Mitchell drained a 3-point shot and 2 free throws, and Lacy powered in a pair of baskets as the Bulldogs trimmed the Cougar lead to 33-30. Bolden nailed a 3-point shot and two other baskets in the quarter, and teammate Zamar Lewis popped in 2 baskets.

Bolden blistered the nets with 4 baskets and a free throw in the final period to keep the Cougars on top. Lewis added a basket. Parker sparked the Bulldogs with 2 baskets and a free throw in the quarter. Lacy worked inside for a basket and 2 free throws, and Mitchell fired in a 3-point shot.

Nixon finished with 10 points for the Cougars, and Lewis followed with 6 points. Parker topped the Bladenboro scoring with 19 points. Lacy racked up 11 points, and Mitchell followed with 10 points.

Coach Larry Williams’ Cougars completed their season with a 12-2 record, while Bladenboro finished with an 8-4 record.

Bladenboro        7     8    15   12 – 42
Elizabethtown   11   11   11   11 – 44

B’boro (42) –Landon Stanley, Anthony Mitchell 10, Gary Parker 19, Deonte Lacy 11, Michael Young, Walter Bealon, Hezekiah Adams 2, Andre Moore.

E’town (44) – Phillip McKiver, Cameron White, Jacob Nixon 10, Malcolm Bolden 28, Dominick Collins, Peyton Tatum, Zamar Lewis 6, Taran McNeil.

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