Lady Eagles blister Union, 60-26


ROSE HILL — The Lady Eagles, fresh off a heart-stopping win over Wallace-Rose Hill on Monday, jumped all over Union on Tuesday and never looked back for a 60-26 Four County Conference win.

East Bladen improved to 19-4 overall and 11-2 in the conference.

Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson dropped in a three-pointer and two buckets in the first quarter, while Shardajah Brown and Ashley Hardin each pumped in a pair of baskets o lead the Lady Eagles on an 18-3 run through the first quarter.

Brown stepped up in the second stanza, drilling a three-pointer and adding three baskets during a 15-8 East Bladen burst that gave the visitors a 33-11 advantage going into the intermission.

Scoring slowed a bit after halftime, but the Lady Eagles got balanced production to win the third quarter, 10-6, and carry a 43-17 lead into the fourth frame.

Brown canned another three-pointer and added a couple of baskets to lead a mostly cleared-bench lineup for East Bladen. The Lady Eagles took the fourth quarter 17-9 to seal the 34-point win.

“Brown had a big shooting night for us and the offense was very patient to get good shots,” said East Bladen coach Patty Evers. “Hardin did a job at the point … and (Patience) Ward did a good job on the boards.”

Brown led East Bladen with 20 points, while Moore-Peterson contributed 15 points with six assists and four steals. Hardin turned in nine points, eight rebounds and five assists; Ward had eight points, 10 rebounds and six steals; Lorna Mendell and Kaley Smith each grabbed five boards in limited action.

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