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Middle School Girls Basketball: Clarkton School of Discovery 21, Hallsboro 20

CLARKTON – Clarkton School of Discovery edged Hallsboro 21-20 Thursday to claim a share of the Waccamaw Middle School Conference’s A Division girls basketball championship.

Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils improved to 7-1 in league play, while handing the Lady Tigers, also 7-1, their first A Division loss. CSD is 7-2 overall.

Mialanni McDowell tossed in a basket and a free throw as the Lady Blue Devils grabbed a 3-1 lead. Addie Bowen, Alaya White and Kaniyah Hairston threw in second quarter baskets as the first half ended in a 9-9 tie.

Shy’Asia Ratliff worked the paint for a basket and 2 free throws, and Alaya White pumped in a basket as Clarkton took a 15-11 third quarter lead. Ratliff sank 2 baskets and a free throw in the final period, and White canned a free throw.

Kaley Mitchell sparked a late Lady Tiger rally scoring 4 of her team-high 7 points in the period. Teammate Nowaeh Moore drained a 3-point shot in the quarter.

Ratliff topped all scorers with 9 points for the winners. White followed with 5 points.

Hallsboro  1  8  2  9 – 20
Clarkton   3  6  6  6 – 21

CSD (21) – Alaya White 5, Addie Bowen 2, Molly Evans, Shy’Asia Ratliff 9, Mialanni McDowell 3, Gabby Nealy, ShaNidra Richardson, Emmee Ward, Traveyuana Gaskins, Kaniyah Hairston 2, Cabria Baldwin, Brenna Hester, Zyeria Ripley.


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