NEWBERRY — A 32-18 second quarter run kept Newberry High School ahead for good Friday night in the Scott Gym as they defeated Clinton, 86-59. Clinton was coming off a two-point victory over Greenwood the previous night.
While only one Red Devil saw more than one basket go in during the opening stanza, four multiple Newberry scorers combined to contribute 18 points during the same time frame.
Newberry scored all of its 32 points from the field during the second quarter. Clinton, meanwhile, made eight of its 18 second quarter points from the charity stripe.
Newberry made a season low six field shots in the third quarter as the Bulldogs went into the final eight minutes of play with a 64-44 advantage.
Like the second quarter, Newberry made all of its 22 points in the final quarter from the field.
While the Bulldogs scored at least eight field shots in three of its four quarters, Clinton only saw five shots from the field fall in during each of its final three quarters of play.
Newberry made three of its seven free throws while Clinton went 16-of-27.
Although 12 Red Devils scored, not a single one ended with more than eight points on the night.
Jaylen Lindsay had a career and game-high 23 points, including garnering 10 of them in the second quarter alone. Dominic Gilmore also saw a career-high 16 points fall in.
Bennett Wilson scored 10 second half points while Notorious Booker, Trey Miller, Devin Harmon and Trey Gary each scored seven points apiece for the winning cause.
Raquon Davenport finished the evening with five points while the Bulldog scoring ended with the two points apiece of Raydell Davis and K.J. Fields.
Newberry will have its final home game for the month on Tuesday with the hosting of Spartanburg. The Bulldogs swept the Big-16 Vikings last season. The Bulldogs have road trips to Chapin on Wednesday and to Fairfield Central on Saturday.
Fans coming to the game on Tuesday are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or one to the game at the Newberry Middle School on Monday.