NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School boys basketball team picked up its third consecutive win in as many tries over Big-16 member Spartanburg, 79-75 Tuesday in Scott Gym.
Newberry led for the first 30 minutes of play but only led by single digits after each of the first three quarters: four, six and five points respectively.
The Vikings built up a game-high five point lead before Newberry’s Trey Miller cut the lead down to a mere point after a three-pointer and a free-throw on the next possession.
Trailing by a point, 73-72 with 68 seconds to go in the game, Jaylen Lindsay’s dunk put the Bulldogs ahead by a point.
With a one-possession lead at 78-75 with 10.6 seconds to go, Bennett Wilson turned it into a two-possession game after making his first of two free-throws.
Wilson and Demarcus Gilmore scored in each of the four quarters with 19 and 17 points respectively.
Miller saw 15 second half points fall in, including a game-high 10 points in the fourth quarter alone.
Raquon Davenport finished with nine points while eight points were scored by both Trey Gary and Notorious Booker.
The Newberry scoring ended with the three points of Lindsay.
Newberry only trailed one time all evening during their game Wednesday evening in Chapin, 3-0, as the Bulldogs would go on a 21 nine run during the rest of the quarter as the now 4-0 Bulldogs turned a 52-23 advantage at the break into a 96-74 victory.
While Miller did his damage the previous evening during the final quarter, the senior, who is closing on scoring 1000 points for his career, scored 10 points in the first quarter.
As a team, Newberry made more baskets from inside the three-point arc, 29, than Chapin made from entire field, 26.
Miller had a game-high 20 points including an evening-high four three-pointers.
Davenport finished with 17 points while Wilson scored 13.
Lindsay scored 12 while Devin Harmon and Dominic Gilmore each narrowly missed ending in double digits with nine points.
Booker scored all of his eight points in the fourth quarter.
Four Bulldogs scored two points apiece including Gary, Josh Davis, K.J. Fields and Tyrell Mendenhall.
Newberry will finish the evening off tomorrow at Fairfield Central as both schools will be playing four games against each other.
The Bulldogs will travel to Spartanburg this Wednesday before participating in two tournaments on consecutive weekends.
The two-time defending Newberry College Christmas Classic will be held between Dec. 20-23 while the Bulldogs will travel to Dorman High the following weekend as they will be one of the smallest schools playing in the Upper Classic Tournament.