NEWBERRY — Needing to bounce back on Saturday to avoid going into Monday’s game of being winless in the tournament, Newberry High School went up against 4-A White Knoll.
The Bulldogs led after each of the four quarters as they turned a 34-21 halftime lead into a 79-59 victory at the final buzzer.
Needing 10 points to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for his career, Trey Miller did just that as the first half was ending with a three-point play. Miller would end the evening with 21 points.
Bennett Wilson contributed 14 points while Notorious Booker scored 10. Jaylen Lindsay scored eight points while Gilmore saw six points fall through.
Raquon Davenport and Trey Gary each scored five points, Demarcus Gilmore scored four, Devin Harmon (three) while Raydell Davis dropped in two points.
The Newberry scoring ended with the lone point of Sentrell Quattlebaum as the improve to 7-1 on the season.
Scores from Saturday:
White Knoll 69 Clinton 58 Midland Valley 57 (OT)
Batesburg-Leesville 39 Strom Thurmond 49 St. Joseph’s 54
The Newberry High boys varsity team dropped their first game of the season on Friday at Newberry College’s Eleazor Arena to Midland Valley. This was also the Bulldogs’ first loss inside the county in 43 games.
Six lead changes occurred throughout their game with the Mustangs but none of them were in favor of the Bulldogs after each quarter, including at the final buzzer, 77-65.
Bennett Wilson scored 17 points while Jaylen Lindsay also ended the evening in double digits as he finished with 15 points.
Elsewhere, Trey Miller and Trey Gary each scored nine points while Notorious Booker finished with eight points.
The Newberry scoring ended with the four points of Dominic Gilmore and the three points of Devin Harmon.
Scores from Friday:
Clinton 78 Strom Thurmond 52 St. Joseph’s 67
Batesburg-Leesville 37 White Knoll 50 Easley 48