The Newport Greyhounds advanced to 3-1 in conference 4A play picking up wins against Clinton and Stuttgart last week.
The Greyhounds (5-3) knocked off Clinton last Tuesday night 59-31 at Greyhound Fieldhouse, with Marcus Neal and Lorenzo Ollison leading the way with 17 points a piece. Newport jumped out to a 16-9 lead in the first quarter and poured in 13 more points in the second to take a 29-14 lead into the half. Continuing to pile on in the third quarter, Newport outscored Clinton 15-9 to take a 44-23 lead into the final frame. In addition to Neal and Ollison's 17 points, Kristen Crite added 14 points. Khairan Stafford and and Asante Shell tossed in 4 points each. On Friday night, Newport picked up its fifth straight win defeating Stuttgart, on the road, 39-36. The Greyhounds opened the game outscoring Stuttgart 13-9 in the first quarter to take the early advantage. The Ricebirds fought back in the second scoring 16 points to take a 25-20 lead into the intermission. Defense prevailed in the second half as Newport allowed only 6 points in the third and 5 in the fourth quarter outscoring the Ricebirds 19-11 in the second half for the victory. Asante Shell led the Hounds in scoring with 12 followed by Marcus Neal with 8. Lorenzo Ollison added 6, Kristen Crite scored 5 with Charles Malone and Khairon Stafford chipping in 3 each. In senior girls action, the Lady Hounds knocked off Clinton and Stuttgart to improve their record to 3-1in conference 4A play. Tyrena Friar poured in 29 points last Tuesday night as Newport (8-4) defeated Clinton 59-47. The Lady Hounds led Clinton 13-8 after one quarter and outscored the Yellowjackets 13-9 in the second quarter to take a 25-17 lead into the half. Newport exploded for 22 third quarter points to take a 47-32 lead into the final quarter. Friar led the scoring with 29 followed by Taeleh Williams with 9. D'Jharion Lee added 7 with Khnedee Finch and Tamela Steward scoring 5 each. Against Sttutgart, The Lady Hounds squeezed out a 47-43 win behind the hot hand of D'Jharion Lee who scored 24 of Newport's 47 total points. The Lady hounds jumped out to an early lead in the first outscoring Stuttgart 13-8. The Lady Ricebirds answered back in the second scoring 14 to Newport's 9 to knot the score at 22 by halftime. In the third quarter Newport poured in 12 more taking a slight 34-31 advantage into the fourth quarter. Lee went 6 for 6 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter to edge out the Lady Ricebirds. Lee led all scorers for the night with 24, connecting on 10 of her 12 free shots. Tyrena Friar, who missed most of the first half in foul trouble, added 14, Tamela Steward tossed in 4 and Taelehs Williams chipped in 3.