Bulldogs drop last game in Dorman Classic Tourney

Wilson Senn For The Observer

January 3, 2014

NEWBERRY — The Newberry High boys basketball team lost for the second straight time in three days at the Dorman Classic which concluded on Monday. The Bulldogs fell 81-79 to South Pointe from Rock Hill in the battle for third place in Bracket One.

The Bulldogs led after the first and third quarters over the Stallions, a school with twice the student enrollment of Newberry.

Trey Miller forced a turnover with 9.2 seconds left in the game as they were down by two but Newberry’s shot at the buzzer on a potential game-tying basket was no good.

Miller, who was named to the all-tournament team, finished with 18 points.

Notorious Booker, Dominic Gilmore and Jaylen Lindsay each scored 12 points while Bennett Wilson also ended in double digits as he scored 10.

Also,Trey Gary scored eight points while Raquon Davenport finished out the Newberry scoring with seven points.

Newberry, who finishes the 2013 calendar year with a 24-4 record, will have the rest of this week off for the holidays.

Also from the tournament, while a team from Georgia won the girls’ bracket and the one Newberry was in, Bracket Two of the boys was played before a packed gym between Irmo and Gaffney, the crowd favorite by far.

The Yellow Jackets won the tournament championship as they were led by the 28 points of Xavier Hill, who made five of seven three pointers. Hill is the son of former Newberry High basketball standout Kent Hill and is the grandson of the Clyde and Jessie Hill of Newberry.