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Newnan boys rally past Campbell in Region 2 7A game


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 10, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Newnan boys rally past Campbell in Region 2 7A game

The Newnan Times-Herald

The Newnan boys basketball team put together a fourth-quarter surge Friday night on the road against Campbell and came away with a dramatic 54-53 win.

It was one of the most dramatic wins in recent memory for the Cougars.

The victory gave Newnan first-year coach Trent Gatzemeyer his first region win as the Cougars improved their region record to 1-3.

The victory also pushed the team over the .500 mark with a 10-9 overall record.

Newnan trailed 33-29 at the half, and 45-42 after three quarters.

The Cougars pulled out front over the final eight minutes, outscoring Campbell 12-8 in the fourth quarter.

The Newnan girls were left looking for their first region win, dropping to 0-4 in league play and 8-10 overall with a 63-24 loss to the Lady Spartans.