NEWBERRY — Newberry Academy hosted the annual Sonic Shootout Holiday Tournament this past weekend, and both teams came away with wins.
The boys’ team won both their games, beating Richard Winn 69-47 and Greenwood Christian 57-44.
The girls struggled against Richard Winn, losing 51-13, but came back with a solid outing against Greenwood Christian, beating them 44-26.
The boys team looked a little sluggish against Richard Winn, despite opening up an 18-9 lead during the first period. Richard Winn kept within striking distance, as the lead remained at 9 points at the half and the end of the third period. In the final quarter, the home team finally pulled away.
Senior Justin Suber led all scorers with 19 points, while Jacob Epting added 16 points. Other Newberry Academy players to score included Ryan Smith with 13 points, Dylan Skipper with 8 points, CJ Connelly with 6 points, and Landen York with 2 points.
In the Eagles’ game against Greenwood Christian, Epting scored his 1,000th career point. Play was stopped and he was given the game ball. He finished the game as the leading scorer with 16 points.
The Lady Eagles were led by Andie Getz, who finished with team highs in points and rebounds in both games. Emily Senn and Kaitlyn Nobles each scored 11 points in the Greenwood Christian game.
Both Newberry Academy varsity teams will enter the New Year with 8-4 marks overall, with the boys at 3-0 in the region and the girls 2-1. After a short break, the teams get into the heart of their region schedules, starting with games at Anderson Christian on Jan. 6.