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Middle School Boys Basketball: West Columbus 35, Bladenboro 28

BLADENBORO – A 14-2 second quarter spurt propelled West Columbus to a 35-28 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Bladenboro Thursday night.

Hezekiah Adams threw in a basket and 2 free throws in the first quarter to keep the Bulldogs within 6-5. Teammate Aaron Lewis tossed in the only Bladenboro basket in the second period as a trio of Jaylen Bellamy baskets sparked West Columbus to a 20-7 halftime lead.

Center Chase Williams and Adams flipped in a basket and a free throw each in the third quarter, but the WC lead grew to 27-13. Williams worked the paint for a trio of baskets in the final quarter, and guard Landon Stanley fired in a trio of baskets during the Bulldogs 15-8 closing run. Cade Allen added a basket, and Adams sank a free throw.

Williams led the Bladenboro scoring with 9 points. Adams racked up 8 points, and Stanley finished with 7 points.  West Columbus’ Bellamy topped all scorers with 12 points, and Unique Kelly followed with 7 points.

The Bulldogs, now 1-1 in AA Division play and 2-1 overall, will host Tar Heel in the Bladen County Tournament Tuesday.

West Columbus     6    14    7     8  – 35
Bladenboro            5     2     6    15 – 28

Bladenboro (28) – Andre Moore, Hezekiah Adams 8, Chase Williams 9, Cade Allen 2, Aaron Lewis 2, Landon Stanley 7, Jackson Pait, Elijah McCollum, Tylik McCall, Jemiah Ross, Brandon McDonald, Breenan Greene, Trent Meares, Aiden Russ, Gavin Elks. 

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