NEWBERRY — The Newberry High girls and boys varsity basketball teams each played two games in literally 24 hours.
The boys improved to 7-0 for the season after wins at Chapin on Thursday and then at home over Clinton on Friday.
While the boys claimed victory, the girls dropped their sixth straight game this season after a 42-27 loss to the Clinton Lady Red Devils and then with a 54-38 loss to Chapin’s Lady Eagles.
In girls basketball, the Lady Bulldogs scored the first seven points of the game against the Eagles and only trailed at the half by four, 22-18.
Chapin went on an 18-5 third quarter run to split the series for the year with their victory.
Arnasia Boyd and Tyshira Bates each scored 16 points to lead Newberry’s scoring. Breanna Mathis had four while Shidedria Maybin had two.
After the girls lost both games, the boys came onto the court for their double victory.
The Bulldog boys never trailed in their 84-70 victory as this was Newberry’s fourth straight game on the road against Chapin.
Kaheem Praylow scored 22 points as he was the only Bulldog to score in each of the four quarters in the game.
Jalin Alexander scored 16 while Trey Miller finished with 15. Jaylen Lindsey scored six while Bennett Wilson contributed five points. Jeremy Summers and Tovaris Cureton each finished with four points.
Jimmy Willingham and Roquon Davenport each finished with three points while Notorious Booker, Jaylen Reeder and Dominic Gilmore each finished with two points.
Boyd finished with eight points, Octavia Grandy and Fatima Sims scored six points each while Mathis had two points to end Newberry’s scoring.
The Bulldog boys set a season-high 84 points in the record books as well as scoring also a season-high 35 points in the second quarter as they never trailed in their 93-56 victory against the Clinton.
Newberry scored their first seven points of the game from the free-throw line.
Praylow led the Newberry scoring with 12 points. Summers, Gilmore and Alexander also scored in double digits with 11, 11 and 10 points respectively. Miller scored nine points while Reeder finished with eight.
Trey Gary scored seven while Tyon Williams scored five points. Wilson and Booker each finished with four while Cureton and Willingham each scored three. Greely Saddler, Lindsay and Devin Harmon scored two points each to end Newberry’s scoring.
The Lady Bulldogs are off for the holidays while the Bulldog boys will begin play this Wednesday at Newberry College against Brookland-Cayce as they defend their tournament crown from last year.