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East Bladen High School retires jersey from former Lady Eagles star, Lacey Suggs

East Bladen High School retired Lacey Suggs' #12 jersey to honor the Lady Eagles star athlete
East Bladen High School retired Lacey Suggs' #12 jersey to honor the Lady Eagles star athlete(Patty Evers | WECT)
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 9:37 PM EST
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BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The East Bladen High School Athletic Department officially retired former Lady Eagles star, Lacey Suggs #12 jersey at the East vs West Bladen Varsity girls basketball game Tuesday evening.

WECT reached out to East Bladen Varsity Basketball Coach Patty Evers who sent this statement:

“Lacey was always a competitor and didn’t back down from a challenge! I’m so proud of her for all she gave to our program those four years and the amazing relentlessness she showed when she walked on at UNCW! Very well deserved! Not only was she a great player but a great teammate and student as well!”

According to a tweet by Evers, Suggs and her team posted a 106-11 record over the four years from 2012-2016 including three Conference Championships.

During that time, Suggs was named Conference Player of the Year three times, and made All-State three years in a row. She scored 2166 points and collected 829 rebounds and is 33rd in the NCHSAA record book and is third all time at East Bladen.

Suggs was a walk-on at UNCW after graduating from East Bladen and scored over 1,000 points for the Lady Seahawks becoming 14th all time in scoring.

During her sophomore year, Suggs was awarded a scholarship by Coach Karen Barefoot and was voted team captain three years in a row. As a senior, Suggs was named CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The #12 jersey belonging to Lady Eagles star Lacey Suggs has been retired.
The #12 jersey belonging to Lady Eagles star Lacey Suggs has been retired.(Patty Evers | WECT)

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