Last updated: June 25. 2014 7:39PM - 594 Views
by Corbin Ensminger censminger@civitasmedia.com

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BLADENBORO N.C. — Basketball season is still months away, but members of Scotland’s team have been competing for weeks in various summer camps.

The Scots wrapped up their summer slate Wednesday by winning three games at West Bladen High School. The Scots beat Gray’s Creek 48-38, Pine Forest 50-47 and St. Paul’s 52-23.

Scotland also played three games on Monday, and finished the camp with a 5-1 record.

Five Scots made the trip to West Bladen on Wednesday. They were Jeremias Easterling, Donovan Butley, Travis Miles, Jordan Ratliffe and Cedric Everett.

Monday’s group included four of the same players, but Ty McLaurin went in place of Butley. On Monday, Scotland beat West Bladen 52-29 and West Brunswick 45-29. Whiteville beat the Scots by three points, 56-53.

The Scots played a total of 21 games this summer at camps in Pembroke, Newberry, South Carolina and Bladenboro. They finished with a record of 18-3 in the exhibitions.

Scotland coach Michael Malpass said the experience will be a valuable asset to his team when the season begins in the winter.

“These guys have been getting a better base feel for our base system, and all these games have given them good experience for the upcoming season,” Malpass said. “It’s experience that will help them when the season starts.”

Practice for the season starts Nov. 1, and tryouts will likely be Oct. 30-31.

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