ELIZABETHTOWN —A trio of Lady Eagles scored in double figures Monday and solid defense without fouling led East Bladen to a 66-14 crushing of Union.
The win gave the Lady Eagles a 21-1 overall mark and 12-1 in the Four County Conference — good for a first-place tie with Clinton, whom East Bladen has split with this season.
The Lady Eagles dominated play from the tip-off, putting together an 18-5 run through the first quarter.
The points came quicker in the second stanza for East Bladen, and the defense remained stiff as the Lady Eagles outscored Union by a 22-5 margin and coasted into halftime with a 40-10 lead.
The second half, typically when defenses tend to take the foot off the gas, was no picnic for the Lady Spartans. As East Bladen coach Patty Evers ran in subs throughout the third quarter, Union could manage just two points while the Lady Eagles put up 16 and carried a 56-12 advantage into the final 8 minutes of play.
Down the stretch, the East Bladen defense stayed active and the Lady Spartans were outscored by a 10-2 margin to get handed the 52-point loss.
“We played well at both ends of the floor,” Evers said. “Only five fouls were called on us the entire game, and that’s what we are working on — eliminating foul trouble.”
Asha Graham led East Bladen with 20 points and also added five steals. Lacey Suggs scored 19 points, while Imani Turner-Dobson turned in 14 points along with eight blocked shots and six rebounds.
Abby Ward contributed eight assists and five steals for the Lady Eagles, while Miller Heustess also had eight assists.