West Bladen’s jayvee girls overcame an early 14-2 deficit with a 25-2 scoring blitz that vaulted the Lady Knights to a 35-19 non-conference victory at South Columbus Tuesday.
Anna King, Carrie Parnell and Venecia Kelly shared scoring honors with eight points each as Coach Warren Hill’s Lady Knights evened their record at 1-1.
Parnell’s pass inside to Mary Butler for a lay-up ignited a 9-0 West Bladen run in the final 2:45 of the first half. Kelly banked in a jumper from the key and banged in a follow shot, Mary Caitlin Clark sank a free throw, and King connected from the left wing to trim the South Columbus lead to 14-11 at halftime.
Kelly canned another bank shot to start the third period, before Parnell nailed a three-pointer to push West Bladen ahead 16-14. After the Lady Stallions tied the game at 16-16, Parnell threw in another three-pointer to put the Lady Knights ahead to stay.
Taylor Smith tossed in a 10-footer, before King broke free for a pair of lay-ups, one off of a steal and the other off a Parnell assist. Kelly dropped in another lay-up off of a Jaconna Rozier assist to run the count to 27-16 at the quarter break.
A Mary Kathryn Anderson rebound basket and lay-ups by Parnell, King and Clark accounted for the final margin.
Forward Camille Lewis muscled in 11 of her game-high 12 points for South Columbus in the first half.
West Bladen (35) - Anna King 8, Taylor Smith 4, Mary Butler 2, Kelsey Cox, Ashley Jones, Mary Caitlin Clark 3, Carrie Parnell 8, Faith Blackwell, Courtney Hudson, Venecia Kelly 8, Mary Kathryn Anderson 2, Kaswanna Jenkins, Candace Pait, Amanda Abbott, Jaconna Rozier.