ELIZABETHTOWN –The Lady Eagles used a 13-0 burst in the second quarter and rode the 22-point effort from Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson to knock off visiting West Columbus on Tuesday in a Three Rivers Conference tilt, 52-30.
The win improved East Bladen to 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the conference.
“We played much better as a team,” Lady Eagles coach patty Evers said, referring to the previous outing — a 42-35 loss to Red Springs.
After the two teams opened the game trading four points, East Bladen went on a 13-6 run to close the first quarter with a 17-10 edge. Patience Ward canned eight points for the Lady Eagles in the quarter.
That lead was extended to 26-15 early in the second stanza before East Bladen went on its 13-0 run — fueled by a pair of three-pointers from Moore-Peterson and a three-pointer from Ashley Hardin — to close the half with a 39-15 advantage.
Neither team lit up the scoreboard in the third quarter, as the Lady Vikings managed to outscore East Bladen by an 8-6 margin. But the Lady Eagles still maintained a 45-23 lead.
The two teams traded seven points each over the course of the fourth frame and Moore-Peterson helped the Lady Eagles seal the win with a three-pointer.
Along with Moore-Peterson’s 22 points, she added seven rebounds and three assists. Ward contributed 10 points, four steals and three assists; Erica McKoy scored 11 points and added eight rebounds and three steals; Hardin had six rebounds, three steals and three assists; and Shardajah Brown had five rebounds.
The Lady Eagles will host Fairmont in a conference game on Friday at 6 p.m.