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ELIZABETHTOWN – E. Kemp threw in 3 baskets to spark a 10-0 3rd quarter run that carried Whiteville Central to a 45-21 Waccamaw Middle School Conference boys basketball victory over Elizabethtown Thursday night.

Jaden Lewis flipped in a baseline runner to start the game for the Cougars, but the Hornets scored the next 12 points. Damian Maynor halted the run with a 15-footer.

John Monroe delivered a pair of assists to Tykee Hill who muscled in a pair of Cougar baskets in the 2nd period. Sheldon Melvin sank a free throw, and Lewis beat the buzzer with a runner that kept Elizabethtown within 21-11 at halftime.

After the scoreless 3rd quarter, Hill and Nathan Demery tossed in lay-ups for the Cougars in the final period. Melvin made 2 free throws, Monore hit one, and Fox Sutton buried a 3-point shot for Elizabethtown.

Hill led the Cougars with 6 points and 5 rebounds. Lewis followed with 4 points, and Sutton and Melvin scored 3 points each. T. Rose topped the Whiteville scoring with 9 points, and Kemp followed with 7.

The Cougars, now 0-2 in the league and 1-4 overall, will travel to Tar Heel Thursday.

Whiteville Central  14  7  10  14 – 45
Elizabethtown           4  7    0  10 – 21

Whiteville Central (45) – T. Rose 9, C. Butler 3, S. Shipman 2, L. Little 3, E. Kemp 7, J. Lambert 2, B. Tedder 6, L. Merritt 2, T. Williams 3, J. Ward 2, T. Harvey, P. Bass 2, C. Hooks 3, R. Richardson.

Elizabethtown (21) – John Monroe 1, Jaden Lewis 4, Tykee Hill 6, Nathan Demery 2, Jadarius McArthur, Isaiah Lloyd, Damian Maynor 2, Prince McKoy, Fox Sutton 3, David Barnes, Kaden Johnson, Sheldon Melvin 3.

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