ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles of East Bladen High will play host to the Class 2-A East Sectional finals today when they face Southern Vance with a 6 p.m. tip-off.
The Lady Raiders come into the Eagles Nest sporting a 22-2 overall record after opening the playoffs with an 81-33 thumping of Croatan and a 73-36 win over Northeastern in the second round.
Southern Vance, which is located in Henderson and plays out of the Northern Carolina Conference, is led by a pair of seniors — 5-3 guard Breona Jones, who is averaging 15 points per game; and 5-7 forward Kechae Parker, who is averaging 11 points and 8 rebounds per game.
The Lady Raiders won their conference with a 14-0 mark.
East Bladen comes into today’s matchup at 27-1 after having dispatched Warren County by a 56-27 verdict in the opening round, and North Pitt by a 54-34 score in the second round.
In those two games, sophomore Lacey Suggs scored 19 points against Warren County and 25 points against North Pitt. Asha Graham added 12 points in the opener and 16 points in the second round.