Basketball: Newman boys open season with win at Mandeville
Area Prep Basketball Report for Tuesday, Nov. 16
It was a very good season for Newman in 2020-21.
The Greenies reached the Division III state championship game, falling 52-48 to Dunham.
The promise of an even better season in 2021-22 is real.
That promise began Monday as Newman went to Mandeville and prevailed 61-45 over the Skippers in the season opener for both teams.
Newman took a solid 17-7 lead after one quarter and held a 28-21 lead by halftime. The Greenies broke it open in the third quarter, outscoring the Skippers 19-10 to take a 47-31 lead going to the final quarter.
Canin Jefferson led the way for Newman with 18 points, Chris Lockett scored 17 points and Todd Jones added 12 points and blocked seven shots.
Newman returns to action hosting Bogalusa Friday at 6 p.m. while Mandeville will host Scotlandville Thursday at 7 p.m.
Area Prep Basketball Results from Monday, Nov. 15
Amite 74, Bogalusa 60
St. Augustine 59, Morris Jeff Community 47
Newman 61, Mandeville 45
Sarah T. Reed 72, New Orleans Science & Math 58
Amite 75, Bogalusa 13
Central 55, Kentwood 28
Morris Jeff Community 59, Helen Cox 11
Sophie B. Wright 41, Sarah T. Reed 13
West Jefferson 50, Ben Franklin 42
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