BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — The Newberry High boys basketball team hoped to maintain the momentum of a 9-1 streak since Jan. 1 as they headed to Batesburg-Leesville on Monday night. Coming off a region championship-clinching win in their previous outing, the Dogs showed no signs of a letdown versus the Panthers.
After a close first quarter, the Bulldogs turned a 21-15 lead into a 45-28 advantage by half time. Six different Bulldogs scored in the half as Newberry used a balanced attack and good ball movement to stymie the Panthers.
The Bulldogs enjoyed an edge at the charity stripe as well, making 8 of 14 free throws compared to the Panthers going 3-6 for the game. Newberry put the game out of reach in the third quarter.
A 23-14 run sent Newberry with a 68-42 advantage heading into the final quarter of play.
Notorious Booker and Jaylen Lindsay scored in every quarter, scoring with 18 and 13 points respectively.
Trey Miller dropped in 12 points while Bennett Wilson scored 10.
Dominic Gilmore and Tyrell Mendenhall scored eight points each. Trey Gary and Dominic Gilmore both scored four points each and Devin Harmon added three. Rounding out the Newberry scoring with two points each were Josh Davis, K.J. Fields and Demarcus Gilmore.
The 19-4 Bulldogs will travel to Mid-Carolina on Thursday, weather permitting.