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Clarkton School of DiscoveryBLADENBORO – Center AnnaGrey Heustess fired in 9 of her game-high 16 points in the final period as Clarkton School of Discovery pulled away for 28-20 Waccamaw Middle School girls basketball victory over Bladenboro Monday.

The Lady Blue Devils held a slim 14-13 lead at the third quarter break, but Heustess dropped in four baskets and a free throw, and Maegan Burney and Shy’Asia Ratliff added baskets during a 14-7 closing run.

MaKayla Wright tossed in 2 baskets and a free throw, and Rylee Chadwick scored a basket to keep Bladenboro close.

Wright and Lainey Autry led the Lady Bulldog scoring with 7 points each. Chadwick finished with 6 points. Burney scored 5 points for Clarkton.

Heustess sank 2 free throws and a basket to put CSD up 4-0 in the first quarter then popped in another basket and a free throw in the second quarter.

Autry drained a 3-point shot and another basket for the Lady Bulldogs in the second quarter, and Chadwick pumped in a pair of baskets to trim the Clarkton lead to 12-9 at halftime.

Wright and Autry threw in baskets in the third quarter, and Burney answered with a basket to keep the Lady Blue Devils ahead 14-13.

Coach Chris Callihan’s Lady Blue Devils take a 2-0 record into the Christmas break. Bladenboro drops to 1-1.

Clarkton       4   8  2  14 – 28
Bladenboro  0  9  4    7 – 20

CLARKTON SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (28) – AnnaGrey Heustess 16, Maegan Burney 5, Karli Priest, Shy’Asia Ratliff 2, Addie Bowen 1, Emma Turbeville, MaKayla Dixon 2, Cate Devane, Gabby Nealey, Molly Evans 2, Emmee Ward, ShaNidra Richardson.

BLADENBORO (20) –Lainey Autry 7, Rylee Chadwick 6, MaKayla Wright 7, Kelsey Williams, Whitney McLean, McKenzie Singletary, Megan Pait, Mallory Bryan, Holland Davis, Marly Crabtree.