Last updated: February 11. 2014 1:16PM - 536 Views
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DUBLIN — The Knights saved the best for last on Monday, using a big fourth quarter to put away visiting Wallace-Rose Hill, 67-50, in a Four County Conference tilt.

West Bladen is now 13-9 overall and 7-5 in the conference, while the Bulldogs fall to 9-11 and 4-8.

The first quarter was a nip and tuck affair, and the home team inched out to an 11-10 lead when the quarter ended.

The Knights turned things up at both ends of the floor during the second stanza, putting 17 points on the board and holding the visitors to just nine — giving West Bladen a 27-20 lead going into intermission.

The third quarter was a wide open scoring outburst for both teams, as the Bulldogs and Knights traded 18 points each and West Bladen maintained its seven-point edge at 45-38 going into the final 8 minutes of play.

The fourth quarter was where the Knights put together their best basketball of the game, scoring 23 points along the way and holding Wallace-Rose Hill to just 13 to seal the 17-point win.

Stefan McDonald had a big night offensively for West Bladen, leading four Knights in double figures with 20 points. Rahu Purdie followed with 13 points, Malcolm Vaught scored 11 points behind a pair of three-pointers and Edward Owens had 10 points.

Corbin Stanley was right behind with eight points for West Bladen.

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