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A funeral service for Sayaun Ahpure Dent is scheduled Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. at West Bladen High School. Burial will be in the Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.

Colvin Funeral Home of Fayetteville is handling the arrangements. A viewing was held Friday night at the funeral home. A tribute wall to share a memory or send condolences is available at https://www.hmcolvin.com/obituaries/Sayaun-Dent/#!/TributeWall

Dent, who was 23, died April 8 when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a pickup truck that ran a stop sign at the intersection of NC 41 and Marsh Road, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Dent received all-conference honors in each of his 3 years on the West Bladen varsity basketball team and led the Knights to a 60-23 record. He helped Sandhills Community College win the 2020 NJCAA Division III national championship, scoring 27 points in the title game and being named the Most Valuable Player in the national tournament.

Accident Saturday Claims Life of Former West Bladen Basketball Player Sayaun Dent

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