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BLADENBORO – Mykelliona Shipman scored 16 points to lead Whiteville Central to a 28-21 victory over Bladenboro Tuesday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference girls basketball action.

Shipman dropped in 4 baskets and 2 free throws as the Lady Wolfpack rode a 15-4 second-period spurt to a 19-8 halftime lead. Rylee Chadwick, Mallory Bryan and MaKayla Wright tossed in first half baskets for Bladenboro.

Chadwick threw in a third period basket, Bryan sank 2 free throws, and Wright hit one as the Lady Bulldogs whittled the margin to 23-13.

Lainey Autry, Wright, Whitney McLean and Bryan fired in baskets in the final quarter for the Lady Bulldogs.

Bryan led the Bladenboro scoring with 6 points. Wright followed with 5 points, and Autry and Chadwick finished with 4 points each.

Bladenboro, now 1-2, will host Tar Heel Thursday.

Whiteville     4  15  4  5 – 28
Bladenboro  2    6  5  8 – 21

BLADENBORO (21) –Lainey Autry 4, Rylee Chadwick 4, MaKayla Wright 5, Kelsey Williams, Whitney McLean 2, McKenzie Singletary, Megan Pait, Kaden Thurman, Mallory Bryan 6, Holland Davis, Marlie Walters, Marly Crabtree.