NCHS has up-and-down week

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

It was a tale of two teams for Newton County girls’ basketball coach Cory Cleveland.

The Lady Cougars avenged a season-opening loss to Morton by whipping the Lady Panthers 56-31 to open the East Central Community College Tournament.

But then the Lady Cougars got hammered by No. 4 ranked Choctaw Central 65-23 on Friday night.

NCHS wears down UHS

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Last year, the Newton County Cougars finished just one game shy of making the state tournament in Jackson, losing to Florence in the second round.

Coach Steve Harber blames the loss on a lack of depth as three Cougars fouled out in that game. The veteran coach said he isn’t about to let that happen again.

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