Newton sweeps Tigers

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - MATT SMITH msmith@cov­news.com

The Newton boys and girls var­sity bas­ket­ball teams fin­ished their sea­son sweep of Al­covy Fri­day on the road.

Af­ter lead­ing the Lady Tigers in scor­ing in back-to-back games, Al­covy for­ward Tierra Hodges has been named the Al­covy Ath­lete of the Week.

Hodges led Al­covy with 13 points in the Lady Tigers' Fri­day night loss to ri­val Newton, but helped the Lady Tigers to a 61-52 vic­tory over re­gion op­po­nent Mor­row on the road Tues­day night with 26 points.

Against the Lady Mus­tangs, Hodges scored the Lady Tigers' first eight points, help­ing Al­covy to a 16-8 first-quar­ter lead.

Against Newton, Hodges scored six points in the third quar­ter, in which Al­covy was out- scored by just a point against the vis­it­ing Lady Rams. Hodges scored in all four quar­ters against Newton, chip­ping in a to­tal of eight points in the sec­ond half.

Al­covy has the weekend off be­fore re­turn­ing to ac­tion Tues­day at home against Love­joy. The matchup is the last for the Lady Tigers in Jan­uary.

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

Al­covy for­ward Tierra Hodges has been named the Al­covy Ath­lete of the Week af­ter lead­ing the Tigers in scor­ing against Newton and Mor­row.

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