DUBLIN — Visiting Wallace-Rose Hill exploded out of the gate Tuesday, opening a big lead it would never give up en route to a 71-51 dismantling of West Bladen in a Four County Conference game.
The loss snapped the Knights’ four-game win streak.
The Bulldogs lit up the scoreboard in the first quarter, outscoring West Bladen by a 21-12 margin — using an 8-1 run to close the period.
In the second stanza, Wallace-Rose hill went on a quick 6-2 run, but Sayaun Dent sank three free throws and baskets by John Bowen and Jimmy Williams pulled the Knights to within 31-22. The Bulldogs responded with a 6-2 burst to finish the half with a 37-24 advantage.
The visitors again lit up the scoreboard in the third quarter, outscoring West Bladen by an 18-13 margin and took a 55-37 lead into the fourth frame. Shaquille Johnson’s three-pointer highlighted the third quarter for the Knights.
Down the stretch, Dent sank a three-pointer and converted on another three-point play, but West Bladen couldn’t put a dent into the visitors’ lead. Wallace-Rose Hill won the quarter 16-14 to seal the win.
The Knights, who were just 11-of-23 at the free throw line, were led by Dent’s 18 points. Bowen contributed eight points and six boards.