After splitting their first two games last week at the Upward Classic at Dorman High School, the Newberry High boys basketball team finished in fourth place after an 89-82 overtime loss to Buford (Ga.) High on Saturday afternoon.
After both teams were deadlocked at 23 points apiece after the first quarter, Newberry had a three-point advantage at the break (37-34) and after three quarters of play (55-52).
A last second Buford three-pointer sent the game into a four minute overtime tied at 75 points apiece.
While Newberry got two field shots and converted three free throws during this time, Buford got four and six respectively to secure the third place victory.
Trey Miller scored a Newberry tournament-high 25 points.
Kaheem Praylow and Jalin Alexander each scored 15 points for the Bulldogs.
Notorious Booker scored nine points in the first half while Jaylen Reeder scored six points.
Dominic Gilmore saw five points go in for his Bulldogs.
Jaylen Lindsay scored three points while the Newberry scoring ended with the two points apiece of Trey Gary and Tyon Williams.
Miller and Alexander were both named to the All-Tournament team.
As a team, Newberry made 76 two-pointers, 13 three-pointers and went 44-of-71 from the free-throw line during the tournament.
Despite being the smallest school of the 24 teams participating, including eight girls’ teams, Newberry scored the most points (235) in the tournament and were the only team to score at least 69 points in all three games.
Newberry, after starting their season at 11-0 but are now 11-2, hopes to rebound this Friday as they open regional play with the hosting of Saluda.