Newberry Academy pulled off a sweep of the basketball games – middle-school girls and boys, varsity girls and boys – played at Laurens Academy Friday night.
The Eagles won the girls’ varsity game, 55-46, and the boys won, 49-43.
Kailey Cheeks scored 19 points and Madison Rivers 16. Laurens Academy (13-6) got 13 points each from Reagan Williamson and Olivia Huck. Newberry Academy (16-4) led 10-9 after a quarter, 22-17 at halftime and 38-35 after three quarters.
The Eagles successfully converted 20-of-47 field goals (.426), while the Crusaders were 16-of-43 (.372).
Payton Gardner (26) and Anthony McClean (15) combined to score all but eight of Newberry Academy’s points in the boys’ game. McClean scored 11 of his 15 in the fourth quarter.
Caio Rita led the LA boys with 19 points. He was good on 8-of-16 field goals and 3-of-4 fouls shots. The rest of the scoring was divided among Diamonte Grant (8), Thomas Lowry (5), Cal Robertson (5), Andrew Codington (3) and Colton McGee (3).
The LA boys are 10-11.