JOHNSTON — Newberry Academy traveled to Johnston Monday night to face region foe Wardlaw.
The Eagles were kind enough to bring along the brooms as they swept the Patriots off of their home floor, winning all four games.
The middle school basketball girls won 36–12, with two players in double figures.
Darby Dail and Alysia Skipper each had 10 points for the Lady Eagles.
In the middle school boys’ game, Landen York led the way with 20 points in a close 37–35 win.
McCallum Senn hit some clutch free-throws late in the game to help seal the victory.
The varsity girls cruised to a 35–16 win, despite being short-handed.
The varsity boys got involved in another nail-biter, this time coming out on the winning end, 41–39.
The varsity Lady Eagles were without starter Emily Senn, who was out because of injury.
In a key region matchup, the rest of the Newberry girls’ team stepped up and buried Wardlaw with a strong first half of offense and suffocating defense.
Paced by Emma Lindsay and Andie Getz in the first quarter, Newberry opened a slight 10–6 lead, that blossomed to 22–8 by the half.
Wardlaw was never able to answer and the Lady Eagles cruised to a comfortable win.
Lindsay and Getz each finished with nine points. Rachel Franklin and Carman Franklin each had six points on the night.
Amanda Crayne added three points and Kaitlyn Nobles scored two points.
The varsity boys’ team was in a need of a win, and got revenge for an earlier season loss to the Patriots.
Neither team seemed to be able to score effectively in the first half, as players on both sides struggled to score.
Ryan Smith played well in the first half, keeping the Eagles in the game as he scored six points in the first period.
After one period, Newberry clung to a slight 11–8 lead.
By half time, the Patriots had evened the game at 18.
As the third period was played, Wardlaw eventually took the lead, but the Patriots only held a slim 29-27 lead.
With 6:45 remaining in the game, Wardlaw tried to pull away, leading 33–28.
It was at this point of the game that Dylan Skipper took over, scoring nine points in the final frame.
Newberry cut the lead to two with 4:17 remaining, and with 45 seconds remaining the score was tied.
Clutch free-throw shooting and timely rebounds allowed the Eagles to come home winners.
Skipper led his team with 18 points, while Ryan Smith added 10 points. Justin Suber scored seven points and Luke Carraway added six points to round out the scoring.