The Newnan Times-Herald


Newnan, Northgate travel for basketball doubleheaders

  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Dec. 08, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Newnan, Northgate travel for basketball doubleheaders

The Newnan Times-Herald

Newnan junior Harrison Drake (12) makes a move towards the basket in game earlier this year.

The Newnan and Northgate basketball teams will hit the road tonight for a doubleheader.

Northgate travels to Fairburn for a contest against Region 5-AAAAAA opponent Creekside, while Newnan takes on North Cobb in a non-region game.

Tipoff at both sites is 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 for the boys.

The Northgate girls have improved their record to 3-5. A year ago, Northgate won just two games.

Northgate is coming off a 56-25 victory over Temple.

The Lady Vikings also beat Coretta Scott King 60-53 and Ola 59-35.

Tonight, they will take on a Creekside squad that is 1-4. The Lady Seminoles’ only victory was a 45-41 win over Hapeville Charter.

The Northgate boys enter the contest hoping to snap a five-game losing streak. After beating Ola 56-47, the Vikings have dropped contests to South Paulding (61-41), Tri-Cities (91-45), Mays (62-53), Central-Carrollton (73-54) and Temple (52-48).

The Vikings also beat Best Academy (62-58) to open the season.

Creekside boys are 4-6 overall, but come into the region contest hoping to snap a two-game losing streak.

The Seminoles lost to Tri-Cities (79-71) and South Paulding (52-47) in overtime in their most recent contest.

Newnan’s girls come into their contest against North Cobb with a 2-4 record.

The Lady Cougars’ only two wins this year came against LaGrange (62-47) and Troup County (56-50).

Tonight, they face a North Cobb team that is 6-1 and on a three-game winning streak with wins against Walton ( 49-36), Kell (62-26) and Cumberland Christian Academy (69-15).

In boys action, Newnan enters tonight’s contest with a 2-5 record.

The Cougars knocked off LaGrange (61-60) and New Manchester (73-67).

Newnan has lost three of its last four games, falling to Troup County (71-65), Starr’s Mill (53-50) and Wheeler (60-47).

North Cobb enters the game with a 3-3 record.

Despite its .500 record, North Cobb has won two out of its last three games, beating Cherokee (47-33) and Kell (60-54).