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Newnan, Northgate split non-region games


  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Jan. 13, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Northgate boys basketball team rallied to beat Newnan 81-76 at home in non-region game Saturday afternoon

With the game tied 32-all in the second quarter, the Cougars went on a 14-2 run and led 46-34 at the break.

However, Northgate fought its way back. With 2:05 left in the game, Matt Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to give the Vikings the lead.

Perez McLaughlin scored 17 in the first half and finished with 29 to lead the Vikings. Mitchell finished with 16 for Northgate.

The Cougars were led by Keith Williams’ 27 points. Tay Watson finished with 20.

Newnan 56, Northgate 27 (girls): The Newnan girls snapped a six-game winning streak with a 56-27 win over rival Northgate in a non-region basketball game between the Coweta County rivals on Saturday.

Newnan was led by Jerkeria Strickland’s 15 points. All the senior’s points came from five 3-point shots. Miranda Hill added 11 for the Lady Cougars.

Chasadine Godfrey led Northgate with 8.

Friday’s action

BOYS

Central Christian 72, Heirway Christian 45: The Crusaders improved their record to 10-1 overall and 5-1 in region action.

Three players finished with double figures for the Crusaders. Ryley Byers led the way with 14 points.

Isaac Johnson had a double-double scoring 13 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Dalton Twiggs added 10 points.

The Crusaders take a six-game winning streak into their road game at Arlington Christian on Tuesday.

Campbell 79, Newnan 49: The Cougars fell to 6-12 overall and 0-5 in Region 2-AAAAAAA action with Friday night’s loss.

Creekside 61, Northgate 49: The Vikings fell to Creekside in the Region 5-AAAAAAA contest.

GIRLS

Central Christian 72, Heirway Christian 22: Seventh-grader Madison Morge tied a school record with nine 3-pointers to help Central Christian improve to 11-0.

Morge finished with a double-double, finishing with a career high 39 points and also pulling down 13 rebounds.

Evanee Cooper had nine points for the Lady Crusaders.

Northgate 51, Creekside 49: The Lady Vikings broke a seven-game losing streak with Friday’s win.

Campbell 43, Newnan 34: The Lady Cougars lost for the sixth time in a row in the Region 2-AAAAAAA contest.