The Newport Lady Greyhounds jumped out to a 15-1 start and never looked back as they dispatched of Augusta 57-35 to advance to the third place game of the 2012 Medallion Classic.
The Lady Hounds led 15-1 at the end of the first quarter and widened their lead to 10, 35-25, at intermission before taking total control in the third frame.
An 11-2 run in the third period extended the Newport lead to 46-27 at the end of three.
Tyrena Friar led the Lady Hounds with 17 points followed by Dashyrah Ellis with 11 and D'Jharion Lee's 10. Taelehs Williams and Tamela Steward added 7 points each while Uniqua Cox and Leosha Gist had 2 points each.
With the victory, Newport moves into the third place game Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m.