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The Newton Tigers should be more than battle tested as they head to the Division 4-2A Tournament this week.
After an easy 61-23 win over Lake, the Tigers needed overtime to beat Scott Central 60-56 and had to pull away in the fourth period to beat rival Union 53-43 on Friday night.
Both Union basketball teams ended the regular season with 14-11 records and will get a shot at a Division 4-2A crown this week as they host the tournament starting on Tuesday.
Newton only had one game scheduled last week but had to postpone it at the last minute.
Late on Friday afternoon, school personnel found a gas leak in the gym. While looking for the gas leak, they also created a water leak in the gym.
The Union Yellowjackets won two out of three contests this past week but dropped a key Division 4-2A contest to Philadelphia.
Union dropped a 67-41 to Philadelphia on Tuesday before hammering Lake 66-30 on Thursday. The Jackets finished the week with a 61-49 won over Stringer on Friday.
The Newton County Academy Generals picked up two wins last week as they head for the District 2-AA Tournament this week.
The Generals beat Prentiss Christian 58-28 and took a hard-fought 48-44 win over Sylva Bay while dropping a 65-42 decision to Clinton Christian.