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CLARKTON – Clarkton School of Discovery’s defense shutout Nakina in the second half and claimed a 27-6 Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball victory Monday.

AnnaGrey Heustess dropped in a pair of first quarter baskets for the Lady Blue Devils, and teammates Maegan Burney and Makayla Dixon tossed in a basket and a free throw each as Clarkton built a 10-3 lead.

Heustess threw in a basket and a free throw in the second period, and Molly Evans and Gabby Nealey pumped in a basket each as the lead grew to 17-6 at halftime.

Burney, Heustess and Karli Priest popped in a basket each in the third quarter as the Lady Blue Devil lead grew to 23-6. Nealey and Cate Devane fired in a basket each in the fourth quarter for the winners.

Heustess led the Clarkton scoring with 9 points, and Burney followed with 5 points. Nealey totaled 4 points.

Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils improved to 11-1 for the season and will travel to Hallsboro Tuesday.

Nakina       3  3  0  0 –  6
Clarkton  10  7  6  4 -27

CLARKTON SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (27) – AnnaGrey Heustess 9, Maegan Burney 5, Karli Priest 2, Shy’Asia Ratliff, Addie Bowen, Emma Turbeville, Makayla Dixon 3, Cate Devane 2, Molly Evans 2, Emmee Ward, ShaNidra Richardson, Gabby Nealey 4.