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East Coweta, Newnan set to renew basketball rivalry with doubleheader


  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Dec. 14, 2019 - 12:01 AM

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East Coweta, Newnan  set to renew basketball rivalry with doubleheader

The Newnan Times-Herald


The East Coweta and Newnan basketball teams will renew their rivalry Friday night when the two teams get together in Sharpsburg.

The doubleheader begins with the girls tipping off at 6 followed by the boys around 7:30.

For three of the coaches, this will be their first taste of the long-time county rivalry.

Newnan boys coach Trent Gazemeyer and Lady Cougar Shani Jones, as well as Lady Indian Quacy Timmons will coach in the rivalry for the first time.

A year ago, East Coweta swept the boys games, with the Indians winning the first contest 62-53 and the second contest 73-63.

In girls action a year ago, the two teams split the contest with Newnan winning the first game 48-45 and the East Coweta getting a hard-fought victory in the second meeting, 47-45.

The Indians come into the game with their rivals, with an 8-2 overall record and a 0-1 mark in Region 2 7A play.

East Coweta was ranked seventh in the latest Class 7A poll.

The Cougars come into the contest after improving their record to 5-5 overall and 0-1 in Region 2 7A play with a 59-30 victory over Central of Carrollton.

In girls action, East Coweta dropped to 4-4 and 0-1 in region play after falling Tuesday to Pebblebrook in the Region 2 7A opener.

Newnan enters the game trying to shake off Tuesday’s 43-35 loss to Central.

The Lady Cougars enter the game with a 6-5 overall record and a 0-1 record in region action.