New­ton still im­prov­ing

The Covington News - - SPORTS - SHA­KEEM HOL­LOWAY shol­loway@cov­news.com

The sum­mer is young and so is the New­ton High School Rams bas­ket­ball team, but the Rams are still get­ting bet­ter hav­ing won seven of their last eight games to put them at 15-7.

The Rams went 6-1 at the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia and Clay­ton State last weekend with wins against Ch­es­ta­tee, Henry County, Parkview, Ara­bia Moun­tain, Academy and Creek­side. The Rams recorded their first vic­tory at Mercer Univer­sity yes­ter­day against Grif­fin High School in a 53-49 win.

Fri­day at Clay­ton State

New­ton vs. Parkview. Win 49-35.

Marvin Boireau: 14 points (five of six), five re­bounds.

Joshua Tukes: Six points ( three of four), four re­bounds.

New­ton vs. B.E.S.T Academy. Win 71-37.

An­to­nio Smith: 27 points ( 12 of 14), 20 re­bounds.

Dante John­son: 10 points (four of five), seven re­bounds.

New­ton vs. Ara­bia Moun­tain. Loss 38-40.

Dono­van Grubb: 14 points (five of nine), 11 re­bounds.

New­ton vs. Ara­bia Moun­tain. Win 46-33.

An­to­nio Smith: 14 points ( four of seven), 11 re­bounds.

Ma­lik Wil­son: 15 points ( five of eight), five re­bounds.

Satur­day at UGA

New­ton vs. Ch­es­ta­tee. Win 57-45.

Darvin Jones: 19 pts ( seven of nine), five as­sists, two steals.

Jaquan Simms: Nine points ( four of four), three as­sists, three steals.

New­ton vs. Henry County. Win 54-36.

Dono­van Grubb: 16 points (five of seven) 10 re­bounds.

Darvin Jones: 10 points (four of six) four as­sists.

New­ton vs. Creek­side. Win 53-31.

Jaquan Simms: 15 points ( four of seven), three as­sists, two steals.

Dono­van Grubb: 10 points ( four of seven), five re­bounds, two steals.

Head coach Rick Ras­mussen said that the team is im­prov­ing.

“We have had our share of learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, but we have also learned to bounce back. Which is cru­cial to build­ing mo­men­tum for next sea­son,” Ras­mussen said in a text.

New­ton will fin­ish up their sum­mer league play with weekend games at Mercer end­ing on Satur­day.

Sub­mit­ted photo /The Cov­ing­ton News file photo /The Cov­ing­ton News

The New­ton High School Rams went 3-1 at Clay­ton State Univer­sity. The Rams were able to avenge their only loss ver­sus Ara­bia Moun­tain with a 46-33 vic­tory.

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